Groveport Messenger - May 2nd, 2021

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Businesses show interest

in Main Street project

By Rick Palsgrove

Groveport Editor

Potential tenants are being lined up for

the two new commercial buildings the city

of Groveport plans to build on Main Street.

According the Groveport Economic

Development Director Jeff Green, three

potential businesses signed letters of

intent to move into the buildings. He said

the names of the businesses will be

released once lease agreements are finalized

and signed.

“Two of the businesses will be in the

Wert’s Grove building and one will be in

the Rarey’s Port building,” said Green. “I

hope to be able to announce the names of

the businesses soon.”

The project is known as The 1847 Main

Project and the city of Groveport is the

developer for both sites.

Green said construction on the 14,145

square foot Rarey’s Port building, to be

located the northeast corner of Front and

Main streets next to Ace Hardware (674-

716 Main St.), is set to begin the last week

of July with completion expected by late

March 2022. Construction of the 12,184

square foot Wert’s Grove building, to be

located at the northwest corner of College

and Main streets (480-490 Main St.), will

start in August with completion expected

by April 2022.

“We will be holding a formal groundbreaking

for the 1847 Main project on July

27,” said Green. “Construction will begin

on the Rarey’s Port building on July 28 and

Aug. 12 for the Wert’s Grove building.”

The two new buildings will be two-story

brick, mixed-use commercial buildings.

The Wert’s Grove building will have five

separate storefronts with the interior

space divisible according to space requirements

for potential new businesses. Its

second floor space for now will be open. The

Rarey’s Port building will have six individual

See MAIN STREET, page 2

Apartments being built at

Groveport/Bixby roads

Project is in Obetz, but in

Groveport Madison Schools

By Rick Palsgrove

Groveport Editor

An 165-unit apartment complex will be

built on 22.6 acres on the northeast corner

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of Bixby Road and Groveport Road, according

to village of Obetz officials.

“They have already started preparing

the land for the infrastructure,” said Obetz

Community Services Director Stacey

Boumis. “They have obtained all the building

permits. It should be open in late 2022.”

The developer for the project is

Redwood and the land is located in the

Groveport Madison school district.

According to Boumis, based on other

similar projects, Redwood estimates the

apartment complex would be home to

approximately 12 school age children.

When asked how much traffic the development

is expected to generate along

Groveport and Bixby roads, Boumis said,

“Trips for the proposed site were generated

using standard Institute of Transportation

Engineers practices and the Trip

Generation Manual. The development is

anticipated to produce 18 entry and 59 exit

trips during the peak morning hour and

produce 58 entry and 34 exit trips during

the peak evening hour.”

See APARTMENTS, page 2

Sprucing up

Groveport Water Department employee

Pat Wears applies a coat of primer to a

fire hydrant on Main Street to prepare it

for a new coat of paint. Fire hydrants in

Groveport will receive a fresh coat of

yellow paint as well as new, modern

Storz hydrant adapter nozzles purchased

by the city of Groveport.

According to city of Groveport officials,

the Storz Installation Project started

along Main Street this year. The Storz

hydrant adapter enables firefighters to

connect a fire hose to hydrants in seconds.

Groveport Water Department

workers are cleaning and painting the

Messenger photo by Rick Palsgrove

hydrants and then installing the Storz

adapters. The fire hydrants in Groveport

have been painted yellow for many

years because yellow is more visible.

Wears said the Madison Township Fire

Department selects the paint color for

the hydrants. Many decades ago the fire

hydrants in town were painted red.

Wears also remembers when the

hydrants were painted red, white, and

blue and included patriotic images during

the United States’ bicentennial year

in 1976. He remembered one such

bicentennial hydrant on South Street

that kept its art work for a few years.


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City’s Westport property

Groveport City Council is considering legislation to

sell the city-owned property located at 384 Westport

Drive. The legislation states the property, located in a

residential area, is “no longer required by the city for

its purposes.”

Groveport City Administrator B.J. King said a

house that once sat on the property was abandoned

and blighted a few years ago when the city took it over.

He said the city wants to sell the property so it will no

longer have to tend to it and also so it will no longer

have to pay the property taxes for the site.

Convenience fees

APARTMENTS

Continued from page 1

The apartment complex development is coming in

while upgrades are planned for the busy Bixby

Road/Groveport Road intersection.

“Construction (of the intersection improvements)

should start in spring 2021 and end in fall 2021,” said

Michael Corbitt, village of Obetz deputy administrator

and director of engineering in an interview earlier this

year. “This is a village of Obetz project.”

According to Corbitt, the estimated cost for the

intersection improvements is approximately $1.6 million

and the project will be funded “by the village of

Obetz and partially funded by nearby development.”

Improvements to the intersection will include left

turn lanes and more.

Groveport Road will have a new eastbound and

westbound left turn lane constructed onto Bixby Road

with associated signal modifications,” said Corbitt.

“This project will also consist of improving the current

condition of Bixby Road south of the intersection to the

village corporation line. A multi-use path will be constructed

along Bixby Road.”

Corbitt said the turns lanes “will provide a safer

intersection while providing additional capacity to

Groveport Road.”

The intersection handles a large traffic flow, especially

on Groveport Road during peak morning and

MAIN STREET

Continued from page 1

storefronts on the first floor facing Main Street and the

interior space divisible as required. Its second floor

space will be open for now.

The cost to construct the two buildings will be

approximately $7.6 million. It is being funded by a

combination of non-tax revenue bonds and tax revenue

bonds. According to Groveport Finance Director

Jason Carr, non-tax revenue bonds equal taxable

bonds and tax revenue bonds equal tax-exempt bonds.

He said the project will be funded by general obligation

bonds, which are bonds from the bond market and

are not property tax bond issues that would be voted

on by the residents.

Hayes Road warehouse project

Groveport City Council is considering entering into

an economic development agreement and community

reinvestment area tax incentive agreement with CA

Ventures regarding two parcels totalling 47 acres on

the southeast corner of Hayes and Pontius roads.

According to Groveport City Administrator B.J.

King, CA Ventures is pursuing the purchase of the

land and annexing it into Groveport.

“CA Ventures plans to build a 640,640 square foot

warehouse on the property,” said King, who added the

company is also seeking a community reinvestment

area property tax abatement on the property.

Groveport City Council is considering legislation to

enact a (not to exceed) 3 percent credit card conven-

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ience fee for transactions at the Groveport Municipal

Golf Course. In 2020, council approved legislation to

pass credit card convenience fees to customers at other

city facilities. Prior to this, the city had paid these fees.

According to city officials, from 2016 to 2020, the city

has paid $80,628 in credit card convenience fees at the

golf course.

Income tax revenue

The city of Groveport’s income tax revenue year-todate

as of March 31 was $4.3 million, which is 10 percent

lower than the same time in 2020. Income tax revenues

comprise the largest portion of the city’s total

revenues year-to-date, or 59.6 percent of all revenues,

according to Groveport Finance Director Jason Carr.

afternoon rush hours. The intersection’s current configuration

often sees traffic back ups on Groveport

Road when drivers attempt to turn left onto Bixby

Road. Residents of nearby Fairchild Estates have

noted it is difficult at times to access Groveport Road

from their subdivision due to the traffic.

“The highest a.m. peak hour is approximately 1,100

vehicles and the highest p.m. peak hour for traffic is

approximately 1,200 vehicles,” said Corbitt of the

intersection.

Other proposed apartments on

Groveport Road rejected by Groveport

Last December, Groveport City Council rejected

plans for a proposed 144-unit apartment complex on

8.3 acres on the north side of west Groveport Road on

property bounded by the Groveport Church of Christ

on the west, storage units across the road to the south,

and a single family lot to the north and east.

Groveport City Administrator B.J. King said the

city’s Planning and Zoning Commission did not recommend

the proposal for approval citing that the city’s

overall plans for the area call for commercial and

industrial development; the possible impact of more

students to the Groveport Madison school district the

development could bring; and potential traffic issues

on busy west Groveport Road.

King said there are several steps that need to be

done before this warehouse is built, including combining

the two parcels into one parcel, annexing the property

into the city, rezoning considerations, and a development

plan must be in place.

Speaking at council’s April 19 committee meeting,

CA Ventures Executive Vice President, Industrial Jim

McGill said the company hopes to begin construction of

the warehouse in August with completion by the summer

of 2022. He said it is “achievable” that the development

could generate at least 150 jobs. He also said

some improvements are planned to Hayes Road along

the frontage of the property.

Councilman Ed Dildine said he hopes the company

will also look into improvements to the nearby intersection

of Pontius and Hayes roads as part of the project.

Green said the community reinvestment area property

tax abatement would be a 100 percent property

tax abatement for 15 years. He said the agreement

would include an income tax revenue sharing agreement

between the city and Groveport Madison Schools

where each shares 50 percent of the income tax revenue

generated by the site.

“All CRA tax abatements for new construction are

15 years,” said Green.


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Stellar efforts on ballfields

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By Rick Palsgrove

Groveport Editor

The Groveport Madison Cruisers

recently had two stand out performances

on the baseball and softball fields.

On April 17, Cruiser varsity baseball

pitcher Tyler McKee, a senior, pitched a no

hitter against Franklin Heights in a game

the Cruisers won 12-0.

“The game was our fifth of the week,”

said Cruiser varsity baseball coach Chris

McKee. “We had experienced a couple of

tough losses leading up to this one and

really needed a spark. We gave Tyler the

ball and asked him to command the strike

zone, work fast, and control the pace. We

also asked our lineup to let go of the disappointments

of the previous games, put

pressure on the defense, and play free and

easy. It was a complete team effort that

provided us with a much needed breath of

fresh air.”

Cruiser varsity softball pitcher Kendyll

Cahill pitched a perfect game in a Cruiser

victory over Reynoldsburg on April 15.

“Kendyll had 12 strikeouts and went 2

for 2 with a home run and 3 RBIs and was

intentionally walked twice,” said Cruiser

varsity softball coach Chris Downing. “The

performance all around a perfect way to

have our first ever Senior Recognition

Night on our new softball fields.”

Groveport Madison Athletic Director

Steve Petros praised the performances.

“It has been fun watching our baseball

team's improvement,” said Petros. “We are

inexperienced, but Coach McKee does a

great job keeping our kids focused on getting

better game by game.”

Petros said Cahill’s performance “was

very special.”

“I’m not sure there are many perfect

games to begin with,” said Petros. “To also

knock in the winning runs is pretty incredible.

Coach Downing has the team heading

in the right direction.”

Blues and

Ribfest

cancelled

Canal Winchester

Blues and Ribfest

officials

announced that

the event, scheduled

for the summer,

has been cancelled

due to circumstances

surrounding

the ongoing

coronavirus

pandemic. They

plan for the festival

to return on

July 29-30, 2022.

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Pond stocked

Photo courtesy of the city of Groveport

A Castalia Fish Hatchery worker is shown here operating the

equipment to stock Groveport’s Palm Pond with fish.

Fishermen gathered along the banks of Groveport’s Palm

Pond, located in Heritage Park, after the pond was stocked in

early April with 775 trout by workers from the Castalia Fish

Hatchery as part of an Ohio Department of Natural

Resources’ fish stocking program. ODNR’s trout releases are

done from March to May throughout Ohio.


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Bicycle Ministry

Groveport United Methodist Church

held its first Bicycle Ministry. According to

church officials, bicycles from around the

community were donated to this ministry

for repair or repurpose. A total of 22 bikes

were donated, 9 repaired, 12 wait for parts

and one was used for parts.

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Students plan to restore old fountain

Time doesn’t go backwards, but forward.

Nor does it stand still. Yet there are places

where, for a moment, one can linger, pausing

to allow time to catch its breath as we

connect with the past.

Editor’s Notebook

Rick

Palsgrove

The fountain in the

front lawn of

Groveport Elementary

is one such place.

Though made of

stone, the historic

fountain is a delicate

work of art that holds

a special place in the

hearts of the people of

the community. Unfortunately,

the 92-

year-old fountain has

had periods of when it

operated nicely with

water gently cascading down its stone pillars

and other times when it has been dry

after it developed leaks. Currently the

fountain is dry and in need of repairs

again. Now an effort is underway by

Groveport Elementary Student Council to

restore the fountain to its former glory.

“In the 2019-20 school year, Student

Council voted to repair the fountain,” said

Groveport Elementary teacher and

Student Council Advisor Stephanie Escue.

“That school year Student Council had several

fundraisers to raise money for the

repairs. Unfortunately COVID-19 stopped

our efforts. This year the Student Council

decided to continue the quest to get the

fountain working once again. We have continued

to fund raise and are gathering

information about the fountain and

repairs.”

Escue said currently the water pump is

not in the fountain.

“The pump does work, however the

fountain leaks,” said Escue. “From what we

have been told, the fountain has not been

on and working for approximately six

years.”

The fountain has been repaired several

times in the past. Most recently, after

being dry and cracked for many years, the

historic fountain was repaired in August

2007 thanks to funding from the Groveport

Heritage and Preservation Society. The

GHPS contracted with Poseidon Pool

Company at a cost of $3,500 to refurbish

Groveport history films

Two documentary films on the history of

Groveport, produced by the Groveport

Heritage Society and Midnet Media, are

now available for viewing online on

YouTube.The films are: “Groveport: A

Town and Its People” and “The Story of

John S. Rarey and Cruiser.” The films were

originally made about 15 years ago.

Messenger photo by Rick Palsgrove

Groveport Elementary Student Council is looking into restoring the school’s historic

fountain.

Groveport history

The Groveport Heritage Museum contains

photographs, artifacts, and documents

about Groveport’s history. The

museum is located in Groveport Town Hall,

648 Main St., and is open during Groveport

Town Hall’s operating hours. Call 614-836-

3333. (Town Hall currently closed to the

public due to the COVID-19 pandemic.)

the fountain.

Escue said Student Council is now in

the process of contacting fountain contractors

to see how to best repair it and get it

working again. She said the potential cost

to fix the fountain is not yet known.

“We are waiting for estimates,” said

Escue. “The students seemed very excited

to get the fountain working once again. The

staff would also love to see it working

again. I think the school’s front lawn

makes the school unique and welcoming. I

have heard stories about social community

gatherings taking place around the fountain

in years past and I would love to see

that happen again.”

Fountain history

Though details of the fountain’s origins

are sketchy, the fountain is believed to

have been constructed around 1929. It was

given to the Groveport Madison school district

by the first four graduating classes

(1925, 1926, 1927, and 1928) to graduate

from Groveport High School (now

Groveport Elementary). The three story

red brick Groveport School, located on

Groveport’s east Main Street, was built in

1923 and first opened for classes in 1924-

25. The school housed all 12 grades for

many years.

The oval shaped fountain is 17 feet wide

and 13 1/2 feet across at its exterior points.

It is less than a yard deep at its deepest

point, though, when operating, the water

level is kept much lower. It is made of limestone

and shale with four stone pillars rising

from its center. The four pillars represent

the four graduating classes who

donated the fountain and their year of

graduation is etched into the base of the

pillars along with the words, “A memorial

of gratitude from the first four classes to

graduate from the Groveport Madison

High School.”

The fountain’s stones are a symbol of

sturdy strength and the foundation of

knowledge. Its waters represent life itself

and the journeys we all undertake as we

flow through life. The fountain reminds us

of simple truths in words that are etched

into the fountain’s stone to use as guideposts

in life — “Know Thyself” and

“Knowledge is Power.”

The fountain is a link in the linear chain

connecting us to all who have passed

through the halls of Groveport School and

through the community. For it is the public

school that is the shared experience of the

people of a community. Though we are all

different, the school is our common bond,

the knowledge gained there is the bedrock

on which lives are built and the place

where friendships form to fulfill the spirit.

So this fountain reminds us of the power

of education and the spirit of those who

have gone before us and those who will follow

us. We are all connected through this

artful stone and water portal of time.

Rick Palsgrove is editor of the Groveport

Messenger.

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Groveport City Council holds its regular

meetings at 6:30 p.m. on the second and

fourth Mondays of the month. Council

holds its committee of the whole meeting

on the third Monday each month at 5:30

p.m. Meetings are held in the municipal

building, 655 Blacklick St., Groveport.


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Cruiser Theatre Co. to bring Greek myth to life

By Rick Palsgrove

Groveport Editor

Groveport Madison High School’s

Cruiser Theatre Company is reaching back

to a Greek myth for its next performance.

The theatre troupe will present

“Persephone Underground,” written by

Carol S. Lashof, on May 14 at 7 p.m. and

May 15 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $6

each and can be purchased through a link

on the “Currently Onstage” tab of the

troupe’s cruisertheatre.weebly.com.

“We are not having live audiences for

this show due to the ongoing pandemic circumstances,”

said Erin McLaughlin,

Groveport Madison High School Theatre

director. “However, we are going to try to

actually livestream performances rather

than pre-recording them. Regardless of

whether or not that works as planned,

audiences can see the show from the comfort

of their own homes thanks to our

streaming partner On The Stage. There is

no limit to how many people can virtually

attend each performance.”

About the play

McLaughlin said “Persephone

Underground” is best classified as a one-act

drama, but it does have a happy ending.

“This play is a retelling of the Greek

myth of Hades and Persephone,” said

McLaughlin.

She said that, in this version, it is

Photo courtesy of Erin McLaughlin

Members of Groveport Madison High School’s Cruiser Theatre Company rehearse

some choreography for the troupe’s upcoming performance of “Persephone

Underground.” Pictured in the forefront are Arianna Thomas (left) and Alyssa Brown

(right) practicing the dance for the wedding scene. Both actresses will appear as

Persephone at different points.

Hades’ Son who has a romance with

Persephone, rather than Hades himself.

“However, at its core, this play is really

about a young woman who is growing up

and finding that she has her own dreams

and hopes and desires for her life that are

at odds with her mother’s plans for her,”

said McLaughlin. “In the end, she must

decide whether she becomes her own person

or becomes what her mother wants her

to be. It’s a coming-of-age story that we can

all relate to.”

A challenging performance

“It’s been a long time since we’ve done a

show with classic romantic leads, which is

providing certain challenges to the actors,”

said McLaughlin. “We also had many new

students audition for this show and perform

really well. Since the show only has

10 named roles, two of whom don’t speak

much, we’re actually doing the show with

two different casts.”

According to McLaughlin, every student

involved in the play will participate in every

performance, but who plays which role will

not be the same for every performance.

“This has created a unique situation

where students can workshop roles together,

but it also means that we’re doing

rehearsals differently than we ever have

before,” said McLaughlin. “Both sets of

actors are excellent but each actor is putting

their own unique spin on the character(s)

they play, and I highly recommend

watching both casts perform, if you have

the means to do so.”

McLaughlin said the show is also written

in such a way that a lot of the scenic

elements will be created with light and

sound and cast members rather than actual

pieces of scenery.

“It’s very artistic, but not a style of show

we’ve had a lot of experience with up to this

point,” said McLaughlin.

The lead roles in “Persephone

Underground” are Persephone, Demeter,

and Hades’ Son.

“In the Friday evening show,

Persephone will be played by Alyssa

Brown, Demeter will be played by Olivia

Chaney, and Hades’ Son will be played by

Donovan Jones,” said McLaughlin. “In both

Saturday shows, Persephone will be played

by Arianna Thomas, Demeter will be

played by Jozlin Taylor, and Hades’ Son

will be played by Gavin Prifogle. Both sets

of actors are phenomenal.”

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Groveport Presbyterian Church to close

By Rick Palsgrove

Groveport Editor

The Groveport Presbyterian Church has

been a source of spiritual and community

outreach in Groveport for 168 years, but

now the church is closing.

The beautiful little red brick church,

located at 275 College St., has been home

to church services, tasty spaghetti dinners,

the Safetytown program for kids, and much

more. The historic church’s last services

will be on July 11 with its regular morning

service and a special “celebration of life”

service at 2 p.m., which will include representatives

from the Presbytery of Scioto

Valley.

Groveport Presbyterian Church Pastor

Christina Piper said the church is closing

primarily due to declining membership.

She said the church currently has 25 members.

In the early 2000’s there were 45

members and the church’s membership

peaked in the 1960s with 125 members.

“Most of our members are retired folks

and elders and we just don’t have the manpower

to do the things we like to do for the

community,” said Piper. “Recently we’ve

had four members pass away. Every person

you lose hurts.”

Piper said another factor affecting the

church is that it is not fully handicap accessible,

which makes it difficult for some

members.

According to Piper, the church’s money

resources are down, but the church is not in

debt.

“There’s a lack of attendance and giving

is down and that is a huge concern,”said

church member Margaret Ann Cottrill,

who has been a member of the church for

67 years. “We’re doing okay now, but going

forward it is a real issue. We’re not growing,

but it’s not for a lack of trying.”

Piper said there were mixed feelings in

the congregation about closing.

“No one wanted to close,” said Piper.

“It’s a wonderful group to worship with. It’s

a hard decision and we prayed about it.”

There are three other nearby

Presbyterian churches the members could

attend in the future in Lithopolis, Amanda,

and Circleville.

Early history of the church

The Groveport Presbyterian Church

formed in early 1853 when 11 people met in

the home of Samuel and Elizabeth Sharpe

to organize the congregation. More members

soon joined and the fine brick church

was built on College Street and dedicated

on Oct. 5, 1853. It is the oldest church

structure in Groveport and the longest

church building in continuous use in town.

Over its 168 years, the church has been

redecorated, art glass windows added, as

well as other amenities. An addition to the

church was constructed in 1949.

The first pastor was Samuel Wilson and

the first wedding in the church was in 1867

when Maggie McIntyre and Miner Rarey

wed.

“At our recent Easter service, I felt the

presence of those who started this church

here in 1853,” said Cottrill.

Serving the community

The church has held many events and

worked to help the community in many

ways throughout its long history.

Piper noted the spaghetti dinners, the

women’s teas, and mission projects such as

assisting the Groveport Food Pantry and

participating in Adopt-A-Family.

“The women’s teas featured people of all

denominations,” said Piper. “It was an

opportunity to socialize over a cup of tea.

Messenger photo by Marie Kujawski

Groveport Presbyterian Church member Margaret Ann Cottrill sits in the sanctuary

of the church. Cottrill has been a member of the church for 67 years.

There were food drives for the food pantry

held at Kroger where the church could

raise 1,000 canned and other food items.

Some years the church adopted up to 12

children for Adopt-A-Family.”

There were also school supply drives,

Halloween trunk-or-treat, and assisting

Friends of the Homeless as well as the

Safetytown program for kids.

Going forward

Piper said the Presbytery of Scioto

Valley owns the church structure and will

determine its fate.

“They will make the decision about the

future of the church building,” said Piper.

“Our congregation has no control over that.

It is a nice facility.”

Both Piper and Cottrill said that the

church is more than a building.

“It’s the people,” said Cottrill. “When

one enters the sanctuary, whether it is

Sunday or not, there is a spirit within these

walls where one feels the presence of the

Lord.”

Cottrill noted that, at the end of a

Sunday service, a lit candle is walked to

the doors of the church, symbolizing that

the spirit and the light goes with the members

as they go out into the world.

“It doesn’t end here,” said Piper. “Our

mission is not over. We are still sharing the

word of God.”

Added Cottrill, “This may be the closing

of a church, but it is not ending the spread

of the Gospel. Our Lord will lead us to new

things and guide us wherever we are. He is

with us every step of the way no matter

what.”

Messenger photo by Marie Kujawski

Pastor Christina Piper stands by one of the historic church’s stained glass windows.

Messenger photo by Rick Palsgrove

The Groveport Presbyterian Church, located at 275 College St., was built in 1853 and

is the oldest church building in Groveport and the longest in continuous use in town.

However, after 168 years, the Groveport Presbyterian congregation is closing down.


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Active Lifestyles

Eat healthy at age 50 and beyond

A balanced diet is an integral element of

a healthy lifestyle.

According to the National Institute on

Aging, simply counting calories without

regard for the foods being consumed is not

enough for men and women 50 and older to

maintain their long-term health. Rather,

the NIA emphasizes the importance of

choosing low-calorie foods that have a lot of

the nutrients the body needs.

But counting calories can be an effective

and simple way to maintain a healthy

weight, provided those calories are coming

from nutrient-rich foods. The NIA advises

men and women over 50 adhere to the following

daily calorie intake recommendations

as they attempt to stay healthy into

their golden years.

Women:

•Not physically active: 1,600 calories.

•Somewhat active: 1,800 calories.

•Active lifestyle: between 2,000 and

2,200 calories.

Men:

•Not physically active: 2,000 calories.

•Somewhat active: between 2,200 and

2,400 calories.

•Active lifestyle: between 2,400 and

2,800 calories.

When choosing foods to eat, the NIA recommends

eating many different colors and

types of vegetables and fruits.

Phytochemicals are substances that occur

naturally in plants, and there are thousands

of these substances offering various

benefits.

The NIA also advises that men and

women over 50 make sure at least half the

grains in their diets are whole grains.

Numerous studies have discovered the various

benefits of whole grains, which are

loaded with protein, fiber, antioxidants

and other nutrients.

According to the U.S. Office of Disease

Prevention and Health Promotion, older

adults should consume no more than 1,500

milligrams of sodium per day.

That equates to roughly 3/4 teaspoon of

salt.

Older men and women should resist the

temptation to use salt to add flavor to

foods, instead opting for healthy foods that

they can still smell and taste.

Farmers’ Market

A bi-monthly feature celebrating our

community’s senior citizens

The 2021 Groveport Farmers’ Market is

tentatively scheduled to be open on

Tuesdays from June 29 through Sept. 14

from 4-7 p.m., according to city of

Groveport officials.

Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging

(COAAA) is partnering with Trualta, a free easyto-use

online platform that equips caregivers with

the knowledge and skills needed to manage care

for a loved one in the home. Trualta is tailored to

meet the caregiver’s learning style through articles,

tip-sheets, quick five-minute videos, and

professional-level trainings.

The online platform, which can be accessed

from a computer or any mobile device, offers

practical caregiving tips and techniques, links

caregivers to local resources and assistance, connects

caregivers to other caregivers, and covers

many topics that caregivers may experience,

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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

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including personal care, brain health, safety, selfcare,

and working with memory issues or dementia.

Trualta is for caregivers who live in COAAA’s

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Franklin, Licking, Madison, Pickaway, and

Union. Registration is required to access the platform.

COAAA’s Trualta Support Specialist,

Maddie Huggins, can answer questions about eligibility,

assist with registration, help with device

accessibility, and help individuals navigate the

Trualta website. To learn more about Trualta,

contact Maddie Huggins at mhuggins@coaaa.org

or call 614-645-7445.

Even rocket scientists

ask for help!

Virtual ‘Medicare for

Beginners’ Workshops

Registration is required. To register,

email Andy Haggard at

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Do you need help understanding your options?

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Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging’s (COAAA) FREE virtual ‘Medicare

for Beginners’ workshops through Zoom provide down-to-earth

unbiased information to help you make informed decisions. At this

time, all presentations are virtual. Please note varying times.

Upcoming ‘Medicare for Beginners’ Workshops

May 19 at 2:00 p.m.

June 9 at 5:30 p.m.

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Franklin County Board of Commissioners: Commissioner Kevin L. Boyce, President • Commissioner Marilyn Brown • Commissioner John O’Grady

The Franklin County Board of Commissioners and The Franklin County Office on Aging join with the Messenger Newspaper in providing this update on aging issues in Franklin County.

Older Americans Month

Every year in the month of May, we celebrate Older Americans

Month. Older Americans Month, or OAM, was established in the

year 1963, with a goal of bringing awareness to the needs of older

American citizens living within the United States. The Administration

for Community Living, or ACL, is responsible for spearheading

the national observance of Older Americans Month and creating an

honorary theme. In years past, themes have included “Engage at

Every Age”, “Connect, Create, Contribute”, and most recently last

year, Make Your Mark”. For May 2021, the monthly theme just so

happens to be “Communities of Strength”.

“Older adults have built resilience and strength over their lives

through successes, failures, joys, and difficulties. Their stories and

contributions help to support and inspire others. This OAM, we will

celebrate the strength of older adults and the Aging Network, with

special emphasis on the power of connection and engagement in

building strong communities”.

Over the past year, older Americans have had to face several

challenges including the COVID-19 pandemic. Social isolation,

personal and family illnesses, and financial hardship, are just a few

of what older Americans endured and to do so, takes immense

amounts of strength. The Franklin County Office on Aging has been

with these older Americans every step of the way. Through

providing free home-delivered meals for most of 2021, to providing

free transportation to COVID-19 vaccine appointments, to finally

continuing to provide their existing support programs and services

to Franklin County older adults. The community in which the

Franklin County Office on Aging serves, is a diverse group of

individuals who love to stay involved and participate in strength

building programs.

There are a few ways that older Americans and their family or

friends can continue to develop their strength and to stay connected

as a community.

-Utilize social media: Many of us have social media application,

whether that be Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn. Social

media allows for you to connect with others and stay informed about

the lives of loved ones. Most social media accounts are free to join,

and if you decide to create one, make sure to follow the Franklin

County Office on Aging on Facebook, Twitter and/or LinkedIn.

-Create Zoom meetings: Create Zoom meetings: We all miss seeing

others face to face, however with COVID-19 still present we want to

make sure you have safe interactions with others. A popular way of

doing so is by creating Zoom video call groups. You can simply call

one another to chat, you could create a weekly or monthly book

club, or even have a movie night or painting event. The creative

ideas you can come up with are endless.

-Self development and sharing: There are many people who would

love to add an additional skill to their list. Perhaps that is cooking,

drawing, taking up yoga, or maybe even learning a new language.

By continuously learning, you cannot only build up yourself, but

you can share your newly acquired skills with your family, friends,

or acquaintances. You strengthen others, when you strengthen yourself.

This pandemic has taken a lot of enjoyable moments, loving individuals,

and amazing memories from so many of us. However, if we

stick together as a community, we will come out stronger than ever.

If you are an older adult age 65 or over or know of an older adult that

may need any of the programs or services listed above, please contact

the Franklin County Office on Aging at (614) 525-6200.


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Madison Township Trustee Michele Reynolds and the Madison

Township Police Department created a voluntary At-Risk Registry

for residents of Madison Township with memory issues, cognitive

disorders, and/or mental illnesses.

In the case of a missing person who is registered, the officer will

have their basic information on file, saving valuable time that can

be used locating the individual.

“The At-Risk Registry is a community resource and compassionate

initiative of Madison Township to help protect the most

vulnerable residents in our community. Providing this information

on residents with cognitive disorders and mental illnesses

allows our police officers to be better informed and equipped to

provide the special care and attention needed

– ensuring the health and safety of the

resident’s well-being,” said Reynolds.

The At-Risk Registry is optimized for

individuals prone to wandering, running,

hiding, or who have difficulty communicating.

Examples include, but are not limited to,

people with Alzheimer’s, dementia, autism,

disassociative identity disorder, post-traumatic

stress disorder, or schizophrenia.

If the Madison Township Police

Department is called to an address, any “atrisk”

persons’ information connected to that

address can be accessed by the officer immediately.

The officer having this information

allows them to be prepared for what special

services could be needed, or information

they may find helpful in communicating

with the person.

The registry is completely

voluntary and

only used in emergency

situations.

Residents may register

themselves or

those in their care at

www.madisontownship.org/services.

Questions can be

directed to the

Madison Township

Police Department’s

Business office at (614)

836-5355 Monday

through Friday, 8 a.m.

to 4 p.m.

Recreation

manager

Groveport City

Council approved the

creation of the position

of recreation manager

and abolished the positions

of sports and fitness

manager and

recreation coordinator,

which are both currently

vacant, in the

city’s recreation department.

“Any time someone

leaves a position, we

re-evaluate that position,”

said Groveport

City Administrator

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B.J. King.

The recreation manager position combines the duties of the two

abolished positions.

“Depending on the pay level, the new employee is hired in,

implementing this approach results in a cost savings of $57,752 to

$75,179 (wages and benefits),” said King.

Groveport Police statistics

March crime statistics, according to the Groveport Police: 8

arrests, 11 accidents,3 assault, 1 burglary, 1 criminal

mischief/trepassing, 3 domestic disputes, 1 domestic violence, 11

identity thefts, 1 bad check, 2 OVI and alcohol, 11 thefts/robberies,

0 fights, 0 disorderly conduct, 1 stolen/unauthorized use, 1 missing

persons, 1 weapon related call, 6 narcotic related offenses, 0 school

related incidents, 8 suspicious persons/vehicles, 4 parking, 1

threat, 1 vandalism, 43 traffic citations, 7 general complaints, 0

sex related crime, 0 suicide attempt/DOA.

Congressman resigning

U.S. Representative Steve Stivers announced April 19 that he

will not seek re-election to Congress.

Stivers has served six terms in Congress, representing Ohio’s

15th District.

He will step down effective May 16 to serve as president and

CEO of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce.

“It has been my honor and privilege to serve the people of Ohio’s

15th Congressional District,” Stivers said. “The best part of this

job has been making a positive difference in the lives of constituents.

I am grateful to the people of Ohio’s 15th Congressional

District for putting their trust in me to represent them in the halls

of Congress. It has been one of the biggest honors of my life.”

Prior to running for Congress, Stivers served in the Ohio

Senate. He also worked in the private sector for the Ohio Company

and Bank One.

Photo courtesy of Shawn Cleary

Cemetery improvements

A new concrete pad and ramp to be used for ceremonial

events, such as on Memorial Day, are now in place in the

Groveport Cemetery. According to Groveport City

Councilman Shawn Cleary (who also serves on the city’s

cemetery committee), a new marble podium, complete with

an electrical hook-up for speakers, will also be erected on the

concrete pad sometime soon. The podium will be centered

among the flag poles. Cleary said the old concrete pad needed

to be replaced. He said the new ramp, which leads up from

the driveway to the new concrete pad, enables veterans and

other visitors with physical disabilities to access the site

more easily. Cleary said $6,000 was budgeted for the project

and he believes the project will come in under budget.


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I have never thought of myself as a violent

person, but I have to admit that I

began to question my preferred method of

confrontation by using passive-aggressiveness

and snark thanks in large part to

“Mortal Kombat.”

While a casual player of the video game

that irate parents and Congressional leaders

swore would corrupt the youth of the

world, it was the live-action adaptation of

1995 that reeled me into the web of imagined

fisticuffs. Upon watching this version

for the first time, I became obsessed with

the skill and power of the characters, wishing

that one day I, too, would be able to

competently wield harpoon-like spears

attached to the length of a rope like

Scorpion or snap necks with my knees

while in a handstand like Sonya Blade.

In the years that followed, I did not rack

up a body count, or even learn how to do a

handstand, but I did parse out that what I

was feeling whenever I thought of “Mortal

Kombat” was something called nostalgia.

Like a fist, or foot, or ice spike, nostalgia

can be powerful. It burrows into you, making

you feel vaguely irritated when someone

makes fun of what you like, and it

brings forth a feeling of protectiveness

when someone tries to remake something

you love.

When I heard that Warner Bros. had

decided to reboot this franchise, I felt that

inkling of irritation but I thought would

give it a chance because it’s “Mortal

Kombat.” It’s supposed to be stupid fun and

that is something we can all use in our

lives. But this latest version largely turns

down that aspect in favor of stupid without

the fun. While it’s not awful enough to

make you want to inflict Sub-Zero levels of

violence, it is bad enough to make you want

to give its new creators a powerful stinkeye.

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. However,

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.

Watching “Mortal Kombat” is a punch to the gut

It begins with an effective prologue taking

place in 17th century Japan where

skilled assassin Bi-Han (Joe Taslim) has

found the guarded woodland home of rival

Hanzo Hasashi (Hiroyuki Sanada). After

killing his wife and child, the two warriors

face off in the film’s most exquisitely choreographed

fight scene, expertly blending

moves only found in the video games and

martial arts movies of yore. When this

sequence is over, however, so too is most of

the film’s promise.

The film then jumps forward to the

Outworld where sorcerer Shang Tsung

(Chin Han) is delightfully planning

Earthrealm’s destruction. Knowing that

they only need one more win at the Mortal

Kombat competition to take over this

“pathetic” realm, he sends his greatest

assassins to find their warriors and eliminate

them before the competition can take

place. At first, not much urgency is given to

this mission, but he then discovered a

prophecy that foretells their defeat should

the Hasashi line unite the champions. This

bit of news is a surprise to all the baddies

of that realm as they thought Bi-Han and

the Lin Kuei assassins killed them all centuries

ago. Whoopsie.

That whoopsie turns out to be Cole

Young (Lewis Tan), a character created

specifically for this movie universe. Born

with a dragon tattoo (seriously), he is a

down-on-his-luck MMA fighter who knows

nothing of his lineage or Mortal Kombat

and the hell that is about to be unleashed

upon him and his family.

While out for dinner one night, Cole and

his wife and daughter are attacked by a

specter who has the ability to generate and

control ice. Knowing they are no match for

this Cryomancer, they hesitantly accept

the help of stranger Jax Briggs (Mehcad

Brooks) who tells them to seek out Sonya

Dog licensing extension

Franklin County Auditor Michael

Stinziano extended 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.

“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,” Stinziano said.

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 to their owners. Most funds

generated from dog licensing support the

Franklin County Dog Shelter and Adoption

Center.

Visit franklincountyohio.gov.

The Reel Deal

Blade.

When Cole finds

her, Sonya (Jessica

McNamee) explains to

him what Mortal

Kombat is, who the

people are who also

share in his dragon

tattoo, and when this

fight to the death

might take place. She

then encourages him

Dedra

Cordle

to follow her on a quest to find the location

of Lord Raiden (Tadanobu Asano) who

could help train and guide them as they

prepare for this world’s greatest death

match.

When they reach Raiden’s lair, the film

slows to a crawl as the fighters try to

unlock their “arcana,” or special power that

could help them not have their spines

ripped out of their body or smashed to a

bloody pulp by Prince Goro, the Outworld’s

last champion who is a multi-limbed halfhuman,

half-dragon creature. There is a lot

of exposition in these scenes, a lot of Cole

(and Sonya, to a degree) wondering who

they are and where they fit in this world,

and not enough combat.

But the latter point is one of the biggest

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issues with this film — there is little Mortal

Kombat in “Mortal Kombat.” There are

mortals in this film, and there is combat in

this film, but there is no true Mortal

Kombat in “Mortal Kombat.”

With the lack of the tournament itself,

this film can only be described as a prequel,

as a way to introduce the audience to this

weird world. It teases with one-on-one

fights in the end (Max Huang is a true

delight as the razor-hat wearing Kung Lao,

who definitely has the best fatality of the

film), but it really is a set up for potential

sequels even though the studio has not

committed to making said sequels.

There is also a big issue with the

ambiance of the film — it just takes itself

too seriously. While it tries to say it’s the

opposite with high levels of gore or overthe-top

fatalities, its dialogue and plotting

say something else altogether, and usually

in a monotone voice.

Should potential sequels go forward,

there is some hope that things can be salvageable

with better pacing, a better script

and maybe some acting lessons in emoting

for its core actors. But until then, I say to

fans that this version is not a flawless victory

for the franchise, but it’s also not a

fatality either.

Grade: C

Dedra Cordle is a Messenger staff writer

and columnist.

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Rickenbacker International Airport recently welcomed its 500th

passenger-freighter since start of the coronavirus pandemic.

Reach over

22,000 Households

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 passenger-freighters–passenger

aircraft with cargo loaded into seats,

or into the cabins with seats removed.

“This innovative solution highlights the

adaptability and ingenuity of the entire air cargo community,

including our airline and freight forwarding

partners, US Customs and Border Protection, and our

amazing aircraft handling team at Rickenbacker,” said

Joseph R. Nardone, President & CEO for the

Columbus Regional Airport Authority. “Today’s milestone

demonstrates the value of working with one of

the world’s only cargo-focused airports. Not every airport

can pull off what we’ve accomplished.”

Rickenbacker’s first passenger-freighter arrived

May 28, 2020 from Emirates SkyCargo. The airport

now sees regular passenger-freighters from Emirates,

Etihad Airways, Korean Airlines, Philippine

Airlines and Qatar Airways.

As disruption to the global supply chain

continues, the airport expects this group of

premier global air carriers to continue growing.

“Emirates would like to extend its heartiest

congratulations to Rickenbacker Airport

on its passenger-freighter milestone and we

are delighted to have operated both the first

and the 500th passenger-freighter flights to

the airport,” said Hiran Perera, Emirates

Senior Vice President, Cargo Planning &

Freighters. “The COVID-19 pandemic has

reinforced the importance of air cargo connectivity

in delivering essential goods such

as PPE rapidly to communities and

Rickenbacker Airport has been a strategic

partner for Emirates SkyCargo in North

America. We are grateful to the entire team

at LCK who have been extremely responsive

and supportive of our requests over the last

year.”

The increase in these types of flights has

also required increased attention from US

Customs and Border Protection partners.

“CBP appreciates the strong partnership

that we have with the Columbus Regional

Airport Authority,” said Theodor W. Thomas,

Port Director for CBP. “I am extremely proud

of the dedication and hard work of all of our

local CBP Officers who have continued to

process both International Flight Crew

Members and cargo throughout the ongoing

COVID-19 pandemic. Their efforts have

ensured that critical PPE has been made

available to first responders and medical personnel

throughout the region.”

It’s estimated that more than one million

boxes of consumer goods and manufacturing

components have arrived at Rickenbacker

aboard the 500 passenger-freighters before

continuing their journey elsewhere.

Rickenbacker is one of the world’s only cargofocused

airports, moving airfreight between

planes and trucks faster than any other global

gateway.


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Residential Brush Removal Program

Schedule

· March – November, City staff will start the route on Monday and continue until

one complete round has been made throughout the entire city.

· December – February, Residents must call 614-836-3910 to schedule a pickup

for the following week. There will be no routine collection route during these

months.

Guidelines & Regulations

· All trimmings must be piled within 6 feet of the curb or at the end of the driveway.

Cut branches to a length between 4 and 10 feet. Brush must be piled on the

tree lawn in a neat and orderly way with the cut ends pointing the same direction

so that branches do not become entangled.

· Residents should place their limbs at the curb by 7:00 am on Monday for

removal during that week.

· Piles should not include vines, thorns, roots, honeysuckle, grass of any kind, or

foreign materials such as metal, lumber, nails, wire, string, rope, or staples. Twigs,

bush trimmings, ornamental grasses, nuts, fruit, etc. will not be picked up; they

are yard waste and must be disposed of on your regular trash collection day.

Please contact Local Waste at 614-409-9375 for any questions regarding yard

waste collection.

· City staff can pick up anything that is approximately ½ inch to 3 ½ inches in

diameter. Anything that is greater than 3 ½ inches in diameter should be cut in

15 inch to 18 inch lengths and can be used for firewood.

· This program is intended to help residents dispose of tree limbs that have fallen

or been trimmed. The intent of the City is not to remove limbs from commercial

contract work, but to collect and recycle limbs from routine maintenance and

storm damage on your residential property. This is not a tree removal service.

When limb removal is conducted by a contractor, all work by-products should

be disposed of by the vendor. If you cut down a tree yourself, you can take the

tree to a composting facility for proper disposal.

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xEmployment

WANTED

SW CITY SCHOOLS

SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS

The South-Western City School

District is currently hiring drivers

for the 2020-2021 school year

$16.55/HR

Available positions are for substitute drivers

that can develop into “Regular” positions with

benefits. Interested individuals should submit

an application on our website at swcsd.us.

Follow the employment link. Applicants should

have an excellent driving record and must

submit to drug, alcohol, and background

screening. A high school diploma or equivalent

is required.

EOE

NOW HIRING

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Columbus, OH 43207

Caulkers, Pointers, Cleaners

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Email: jpcaulking3@hotmail.com

NOW HIRING

Receptionist for Busy

Grove City Pet Salon

Exp. in pet/breed knowledge is a plus.

Also Hiring Professional

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Exp. preferred but willing to train.

Immediate Opening for

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All Positions Open for Advancement

Competitive Wages

CALL 614-991-0130

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MONEY

The Advertising Department at the

Columbus Messenger Newspapers

is seeking a Salesperson.

No Experience Necessary.

Base salary plus commissions, auto allowance.

Seniors welcome to apply.

Please send your resume or call:

Doug Henry, Advertising Manager

Columbus Messenger Newspapers

3500 Sullivant Ave.

Columbus, Ohio 43204

614-272-5422

or

e-mail to doughenry@columbusmessenger.com

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READER

ADVISORY

The National Trade Association

we belong to has

purchased the following

classifieds. Determining

the value of their service

or product is advised by

this publication. In order

to avoid misunderstandings,

some advertisers do

not offer “employment”

but rather supply the

readers with manuals, directories

and other materials

designed to help

their clients establish mail

order selling and other

businesses at home. Under

NO circumstance

should you send any

money in advance or give

the client your checking,

license ID or credit card

numbers. Also beware of

ads that claim to guarantee

loans regardless of

credit and note that if a

credit repair company

does business only over

the phone it’s illegal to request

any money before

delivering its service. All

funds are based in US

dollars. Toll Free numbers

may or may not

reach Canada. Please

check with the Better

Business Bureau 614-

486-6336 or the Ohio Attorney

General’s Consumer

Protection Section

614-466-4986 for more

information on the company

you are seeking to

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NE, NC, NH, OH, OK,

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xCome & Get It!

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Deadlines are Tuesdays by 5 pm.

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Send information to The Columbus Messenger, Attention: Come and Get It, 3500

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xPreschool/Daycare

May 2, 2021 - GROVEPORT MESSENGER - PAGE 15

xClassified Services

Ginger’s

Little Lamb

Daycare

CHILD CARE & PRESCHOOL

GROVEPORT

OPEN

M-F 5:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Currently enrolling infants, toddlers,

3’s, young 4’s and 5’s not in school.

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WE DO ACCEPT TITLE XX

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DATED SALES

IRISH HILLS

Community Sale

Friday, May 7th,

Saturday May 8th,

9am opening time.

Approx 1 mile south of

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WANTED

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INFORMATION

5/9 A

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CONCRETE

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GUTTERS

Bates & Sons

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Owner & Operator

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SINCE 1973

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Decks, Kitchens, Baths

Room Additions,

Flooring, Roofing

Bsmt Waterproofing

Deal With Small Non-Pressure Co.

47 Yrs. Exp. - Refs. Avail.

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A/M

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Also Fencing &

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Home Inspections

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5/9 A/M

5/23 A

5/23 A

5/9 A

PEST

CONTROL

Classified Services

TERMITE & PEST CONTROL

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614-367-9000

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Misc. Int. Repairs

Int. Painting

Call Joe 614-778-1460

37 Years Exp.

HOME

REMODELING

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Over 35 yrs exp.

Larry 614-376-7006

LAWN CARE

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Hedge Trimming, Edging

Garden Tilling

614-935-1466

Accepting New Clients

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plant & shrub trimming &

planting, fertilization,

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Give us a call for your

yards that need mowing,

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control, paver patios, etc.

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GOOD NEIGHBORS

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• Weekly Mowing starting at

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• Spring Clean-Ups

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• Gutter Cleaning - $75

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LET US MAINTAIN

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4/11 E/SE

PEST

CONTROL

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Moving

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Celebrating

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PAINTING

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Powerwashing

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Free Est. Reas Rates

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5/9 A&M

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PLASTERING

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5/23

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Call For A Free Phone Estimate

$100.00 For Any Small Drain

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POWER WASHING

MDB POWERWASH

We Specialize In Decks.

Clean, stain, reseal,

revitalize any deck.

Quality work at fair prices.

Guarantee All Work 3 Yrs.

25 Yrs Exp. Free Est.

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Bates & Sons

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MRS. POWERWASH

Any house wash $149+tax

Single deck $69+tax

2 Tier deck $99+tax

Best Wash in Town

Over 45,000 washes

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ROOFING

Robinson roofing & repairs

30 yrs. exp. Lifetime Cols.

resident. Lic./bonded/Ins.

Reas rates. Member of

BBB. Dennis Robinson

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TREE SERVICES

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Trimming, Removal &

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• Tree Removal

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Our Pictorial Past by Rick Palsgrove

Photo courtesy of the Groveport Heritage Museum

1910 state baseball champs

Groveport Madison High School fielded a state champion baseball team in 1910.

The team played its home games on a field by the former high school that once

stood on College Street in Groveport. Team members were, from left to right: (front

row) Lester Peterman, Russell Wildermuth, Leo Kile, Grover Peters, Clarence

Wildermuth; (back row) Joseph Zwayer, Dorwin Sims, Walter Koebel, Ralph Rainier,

Ray Nothstine, and Warren Rarey.

BETHANY LUTHERAN

CHURCH, LCMS

1000 Noe-Bixby Rd., Columbus, OH 43213

Telephone: 614-866-7755

bethanylutheranchurch@weebly.com

Beginning May 9, New Service Time: 10:00 a.m.

Also beginning May 9, and continuing

throughout the summer, the second Sunday of

every month will be a “DRIVE-IN” service.

You can remain in your car or bring lawn chairs

and sit in the lawn

Be a Part of Our Local Worship Guide

Our Worship Guide is geared toward celebrating faith and helping readers

connect with religious resources in our community. Make sure these readers

know how you can help with a presence in this very special section distributed to

more than 19,000 households in the Groveport area.

Contact us today to secure your spot in our Worship Guide.

614.272.5422 • kathy@columbusmessenger.com

Groveport

Messenger

Please visit the

Groveport Church

of your choice.

List your Worship

Services here.

For info. call 614-272-5422

Battling a tie breaker

Messenger photo by Pat Donahue

Groveport Madison senior Casey Humphrey kept the match going the Cruisers’

way during a tie breaker during a varsity tennis match against Central Crossing on

April 27. She and doubles teammate Jason Robertson took the final match to a 15-

13 win in the tie breaking third set after starting with 6-4 win in the first and falling

in the second 7-5. Groveport Madison was stronger in their doubles matches taking

two wins, but the Cruisers lost overall to Central Crossing 3-2.

ird ursday

The city of Groveport will host Third

Thursday, a summer festival series featuring

music, food trucks, vendors, and more.

Third Thursday will take place on:

•June 17 - “Family Fun Day” with a petting

zoo and kids’ crafts;

•July 15 - “Americana!” with pony rides

and a bounce house;

•Aug. 19 - “Dog Days” with a dog show

and adoptable pets; and

•Sept. 16 - “Fall Kickoff!” with hay rides,

photo backdrop, and free mini-pumpkins.

Third Thursday hours are 5-7:30 p.m. at

Cruiser Park, 4677 Bixby Road. For information

contact jreeves@groveport.org.

Historical Farm 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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