May 2-15, 2021 www.columbusmessenger.com Vol. XXXVIII, No. 23
580 Main St., Groveport, OH 43125
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Businesses show interest
in Main Street project
By Rick Palsgrove
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
“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
Project is in Obetz, but in
Groveport Madison Schools
By Rick Palsgrove
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
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
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.
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
The intersection handles a large traffic flow, especially
on Groveport Road during peak morning and
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-
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
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
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.
Stellar efforts on ballfields
May 2, 2021 - GROVEPORT MESSENGER - PAGE 3
By Rick Palsgrove
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
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
“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.”
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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
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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.
The fountain in the
front lawn of
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,
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
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
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
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.)
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.”
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
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
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
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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 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
“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
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
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
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
According to Piper, the church’s money
resources are down, but the church is not in
“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,
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
“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.
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
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
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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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.
•Not physically active: 1,600 calories.
•Somewhat active: 1,800 calories.
•Active lifestyle: between 2,000 and
•Not physically active: 2,000 calories.
•Somewhat active: between 2,200 and
•Active lifestyle: between 2,400 and
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
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
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.
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
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
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,
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
COAAA partnering with new
online caregiving platform
including personal care, brain health, safety, selfcare,
and working with memory issues or dementia.
Trualta is for caregivers who live in COAAA’s
eight-county area – Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 614-645-7445.
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unbiased information to help you make informed decisions. At this
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Upcoming ‘Medicare for Beginners’ Workshops
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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
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
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Questions can be
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through Friday, 8 a.m.
to 4 p.m.
Council approved the
creation of the position
of recreation manager
and abolished the positions
of sports and fitness
which are both currently
vacant, in the
city’s recreation department.
“Any time someone
leaves a position, we
re-evaluate that position,”
The recreation manager position combines the duties of the two
“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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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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
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
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
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RITA will not impose late filing penalties,
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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
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
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
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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
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
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
May 2, 2021 - GROVEPORT MESSENGER - PAGE 11
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
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Rickenbacker International Airport recently welcomed its 500th
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In a feat of innovation, strength and flexibility,
the team at Rickenbacker
International Airport recently welcomed its
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
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
May 2, 2021 - GROVEPORT MESSENGER - PAGE 13
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City of Groveport
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· 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
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
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· Piles should not include vines, thorns, roots, honeysuckle, grass of any kind, or
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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
· 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.
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SW CITY SCHOOLS
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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.
1000 Noe-Bixby Rd., Columbus, OH 43213
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 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit the
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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.
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
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.