Grove City Messenger - May 2nd, 2021

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Messenger photos by Dedra Cordle

With congregate dining shuttered last year to slow the spread

of COVID-19, representatives with LifeCare Alliance had a

novel idea: bring the meals to the people through drive-thru

events hosted at popular locations for seniors. One such location

was the E.L. Evans Senior Center in Grove City, which

averages 75 meals served to clients at each event. “It’s a

robust operation,” said Dedra Thompson, the dining coordinator

at LCA and the senior center, as vehicles fluidly passed

through the line. Those who come out to the center receive

three meals (one hot and two cold) as it is only held every

other week. Seated in this (top right) photo from left to right

are friends Phil Smith, Freda Barclay, Kathleen Price and

Agnes Klinko enjoying their meal at the shelter house behind

the center on April 28. The members of the center, who are

also on the volleyball and Wii bowling teams, said they often

meet for lunch after these events. The next spring-drive thru

will be held on May 12 and May 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

at the Evans Senior Center, located at 4330 Dudley Avenue.

Below, Teri Ruslander, the elder services coordinator with the

Grove City Police Department, helps bag up the meals. The

menu on April 28 included a hot BBQ beef sandwich, a roast

beef sandwich and a chicken salad with sides, including potato

chips.

City gives funds to

chamber program

By Andrea Cordle

Grove City Editor

After some debate between city leaders,

Grove City Council approved additional

funding for the Buy Local Certificate

Program.

At the April 19 meeting, council voted

to appropriate $50,000 from the general

fund for the initiative that is managed by

the Grove City Area Chamber of

Commerce. The ordinance passed with a 3-

2 vote.

This is the second round of funding for

the gift certificate program. In September

of 2020, council voted to use $75,000 of

public funds for the program.

The Buy Local Certificate Program

aims to support and market local businesses

by encouraging patrons to shop and dine

at local establishments. This program was

created to help small businesses offset the

financial effects of the novel coronavirus

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Evans Center employee Traci Burley prepares to pass a meal

along to a client and accept a monetary donation even though

their meals are free. Seniors can also access daily drive-thru

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The Big Splash will open for the 2021 swim season on

Saturday, May 29.

Several policy changes have been enacted to promote

public safety. Those changes include:

• The Big Splash is available only to season pass holders.

Season passes are sold individually online starting

May 1. A pass is not required for a child younger than 3

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Blood drives in Grove City

The American Red Cross will host several blood drives

in Grove City. The events include:

May 2 - 1 to 7 p.m. at the Grove City Kingston

Center Community Drive, 3226 Kingston Ave.

May 7 - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Drury Inn and Suites,

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years accompanied by a season pass holder age 16 or older.

• To use the facility, pass holders schedule a time block

or “wave” up to 48 hours before their intended visit. Three

waves of two hours and 45 minutes are offered each day

with 45 minutes between each wave reserved for cleaning.

Wave times are: 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., 2:30 to 5:15 p.m., and

6 to 8 p.m.

• No day passes will be sold in 2021 to ensure as

many season pass holders as possible can enjoy the

facility.

• The Big Splash is open daily Saturday, May 29

through Monday, Sept. 6 except when the South-

Western City Schools District is in session (June 1-

4; Aug. 25-27, 30-31; and Sept. 1-3).

• A season pass may be purchased by a resident

of Grove City or unincorporated Jackson Township

for $50. Non-residents may purchase a pass for

$100.

• By purchasing a season pass, patrons agree to

adhere to all rules and regulations presented by the

city of Grove City including those put in place to

limit exposure to COVID-19 (i.e., mask wearing

and social distancing) as well as other communicable

diseases such as crypto.

Swim lessons will be offered at The Big Splash starting

June 12 in a variety of skill levels, days and times.

Participants are not required to be season pass holders.

Those interested can register as one would for a traditional

class offered by Grove City Parks and Recreation.

Registration opens on May 10 along with other June-July

Parks and Recreation Department activities.

For more information, visit www.grovecityohio.gov.

community events

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May 11 - 1 to 7 p.m. at the YMCA, 3600 Discovery

Drive

May 13 - 12 to 6 p.m. at Covenant Church, 4178

Buckeye Pkwy.

To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-448-3543 or

visit www.redcrossblood.org.

pandemic. Consumers purchase a buy one, get one certificate

from the chamber and receive a specific certificate

up to $25.

Grove City Mayor Richard “Ike” Stage said the program

has been a success. He said he spoke with several

small business owners who reported that the certificate

program helped to bring in new customers.

According to the legislation, 25 businesses participate

in the program and in just eight business days,

approximately 700 people bought nearly 1,700 gift certificates

amounting to $50,000.

“Businesses were hurt by the pandemic,” said councilman

Ted Berry. “We have funded grants for Town

Center organizations. This branches out and focuses

on small businesses.”

While councilman Randy Holt supported the legislation,

he had an issue with the amount of money that

was to be set aside for administration fees and marketing.

The original ordinance appropriated $40,000 for

the certificates with $10,000 going to administration

and marketing. The first round of funding for the initiative,

in 2020, included $50,000 for the certificates

and $25,000 for marketing and administration fees.

Council did vote to amend the ordinance to specify

that $45,000 be used for the gift certificates while

$5,000 can be set aside for marketing. Council also

amended the legislation to use federal stimulus dollars

to reimburse the city should the program be eligible for

anticipated rescue plan funding.

Not all council members were on board with funding

the program.

“I’m not a fan of using tax dollars for private businesses

that are members of the chamber,” said councilman

Aaron Schlabach.

He compared it to a members-only club.

“It’s like a membership drive for the chamber. It

just doesn’t seem right,” he said.

According to Shawn Conrad, the executive director

of the Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce, there

were six new businesses that joined the chamber to

participate in the program. She also said it costs

approximately $160 a year for a small business (with

one to three employees) to be part of the chamber.

Any independent brick and mortar business that

sells goods directly to consumers, who employ 20 associates

or less are eligible to participate in the certificate

program. Businesses must operate within the

Grove City boundaries and must be members in good

standing with the chamber of commerce.

Council president Christine Houk also voted

against funding the program.

“I am a supporter of the chamber, but this is not a

good use of government dollars,” she said.

According to Houk, most of the funds used for this

program have gone to just a handful of businesses.

“It may not have reached the businesses that needed

it the most,” she said.

Houk said she would prefer the buy local certificate

program be funded and administered through a nonprofit

organization.

Per the legislation, the chamber will give the city a

list of members who participate in the program. The

chamber will also provide weekly or monthly receipts

to the city so officials can keep track of money spent.

For more information on the Buy Local Certificate

Program, visit www.gcchamber.org.


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By Dedra Cordle

Staff Writer

The percentage of students who have a

connection to the English Language

Learners program has hit a record high in

the South-Western City Schools District.

At the April 26 board of education meeting,

program coordinator Ed Kennedy

shared compiled data that shows roughly

25 percent of the student body population

now falls under that ELL umbrella.

“For the 2020-21 school year, we had

3,404 enrolled students who have been

identified as English Language Learners,

and we also had just under 1,800 students

who have recently exited the program,” he

said.

For the past several years, the district

has been hovering around the 21 to 22 percent

mark, but the steady increase of students

enrolling year after year has now

pushed it to 25 percent.

Kennedy attributed that steady increase

to great “word of mouth” from parents

whose children are new to the English language.

“They know that our ELL program has a

strong reputation,” he said in a post-meeting

interview. “Our district has a program

that really works to help kids become proficient

and we have a number of support services

to help them and their families during

this transitional phase as well.”

Traditionally, the areas that have seen

the greatest amount of growth in the ELL

population is the Franklin Heights and

Westland corridors, but Kennedy said that

has slowly started to shift.

“Those areas and their feeder schools

are still seeing a tremendous amount of

growth, but Central Crossing High School

and the Grove City corridor to a lesser

extent are seeing a rise in their own ELL

population.”

Spanish continues to be the number one

language with EL students at 71 percent

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with Somali and Arabic following at 12 percent

and 8 percent, respectively.

Kennedy said Ukraine had been coming

in at number four but was recently surpassed

by Hakha Chin with 4 percent.

In totality, there are 84 languages and

dialects spoken by students in the district.

Kennedy said that when students enroll

in the program, a majority are doing so

when they are at the pre-functional or

basic level of learning the English language.

He added that it takes one to two years

for students to have a proficient grasp on

conversational skills, while it takes five to

seven years to become proficient with their

reading and writing skills. He said the curriculum

largely focuses on their basic interpersonal

communication skills first and

then transitions to their cognitive academic

language proficiency skills.

“You have to have an understanding of

basic oral skills before you can begin to

read and write and listen proficiently.”

For the past three years, the district has

been a recipient of a Striving Readers

Comprehensive Literacy Grant through

the Ohio Department of Education.

Kennedy said those funds have allowed the

district to purchase reading materials and

create professional development opportunities

for their educators.

He said some of those reading materials

that were purchased included graphic novels

which allows students to read the text

and comprehend that corresponding action

with the visual graphics.

“Graphic novels have been a huge help

with their comprehensive skills and keeping

their interest in the material,” he said.

In fact, Kennedy reported that the

opportunities created from the grant have

helped raise the reading level average by

1.2 grade levels for all EL’s in grades 7-12

and assisted with a 5.4 percent increase in

the number of 7-12 EL’s scoring proficient

or higher on state EL assessment tests.

“It feels like a lot of progress has been

made,” he said.

In related news, Kennedy said the district

will once again host a summer program

for EL’s, though it will primarily target

grades K-8. He said the district is in the

process of identifying students who may

benefit from the program and information

will be sent out to parents and guardians

soon. He added that it will be virtual but

there will be an opportunity for in-person

Friday events where students can participate

in cultural awareness festivities and

book fairs.

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Vigilance required when walking your furry friend

As emotionally draining as the drawn

out pandemic days have been, there have

been a few bright spots. But being harpooned

by my second Covid vaccine needle

and the myriad of reactions I got from it

most certainly does not qualify as one of

them. No, not complaining, it does beat the

risk of the alternative. I haven’t had chills

like that since I got stuck in a sub-zero

North Dakota blizzard many years ago.

One bright spot does stand out for me.

I rarely watch the PBS channel, just too

much culture for my crude existence to

absorb. I stumbled upon “Masterpiece” and

was excited to see its new adaptation of the

series, “All Creatures Great and Small,”

the story of a 1930s veterinarian, James

Herriot, set in Yorkshire, a historic county

in England. Loved reading the books it was

based upon years ago. The new series was

truly excellent, better than the original,

and I was glad to see it will be back for

another season. Watching it turned back

the pages many years to my college days

when I lived and worked at a veterinary

clinic, much like the one portrayed in the

books and TV series.

The veterinarian I worked for was very

much like James Herriot. His practice was

split about 80 percent small and 20 percent

large animal. His life was his work; he was

totally dedicated to it as many vets were in

those days. There were no after-hour emergency

clinics in those days. He or the associate

he brought in, was on call 24/7/365. It

was not unusual for me to get a middle of

the night call in my downstairs clinic

apartment to assist with an emergency

ranging from going out with him to a dairy

farm for a calving or milk fever case, to

surgeries in the clinic for dogs hit by cars or

removing quills from a dog that tangled

with a porcupine. A recent dog walk triggered

a flashback to one specific emergency.

We’d just locked up the clinic after a

As far as sports go, basketball has

always been my first love.

I played basketball for years and I have

always maintained an interest in the game,

which combines a variety of physical and

mental skills to play, and, well, it’s just fun.

But in my youth I had a second sports

love and that was baseball. But, while basketball

has never let me down, baseball

broke my heart.

In the 1960s my favorite baseball team

wasn’t a team from the major leagues, it

was the minor league Columbus Jets of the

International League.

I would often listen to Jets’ games on the

radio in the kitchen of my family’s Main

Street home as they battled teams like the

Toledo Mud Hens and Rochester Red

long day. I was back in my tiny apartment,

just gotten through de-doggyfying myself

with a long shower. The clinic intercom

rang. “Dave, got a dog emergency coming

in, going to need you.” His house was

attached to the clinic, just like Herriot’s

was.

Within minutes we were back in the

clinic and the dog arrived. I went out to the

car to assist carrying it in. It was a very

heavy, full grown Saint Bernard. He was

bleeding profusely from multiple areas.

The owner said another dog was being

walked by his house and he lunged after it

through his big living room window, shattering

the glass and sustaining several severed

veins and arteries and tissue injury

from the sharp glass. He was in bad shape

and I could see the concern in the doctor’s

eyes when we set him down inside.

Surgery lasted for quite some time, but

the doctor got him sewn back together and

the bleeding stopped. His loyal clinic resident

dog, a docile Chesapeake Bay retriever

named Lancer, graciously chipped in by

donating some much needed blood as he’d

been called upon to do a few previous times

while I lived there. The dog beat the odds

and went on to recover.

Memories of that night came back as I

walked my dog and went by a house that

always worries me. It has two large breed

dogs that stand on top of the living room

couch and literally lunge repeatedly at the

big window with their front feet clawing,

barking like guard dogs as we walk by.

When there’s full sunlight, you can see the

glass move. I always take a deep breath

with a sigh of relief when we get by. So far,

the window has held. But who knows, both

lunging with all their weight hitting the

window at the exact same time a certain

way…..? They’re needlessly tempting fate.

I can’t understand why the owners continue

to ignore the obvious ominous risk.

That situation happens more than you’d

think. But it’s usually the smaller breeds,

so I don’t worry as much. Many dogs (and a

few neighbors) let us know we’re not welcome

as we walk by, that’s natural and

fine, so long as they’re contained. Some

even wag their tails in friendship and

whine at the front door. A few others have

managed to burst out the front door and

come at us, not in friendship. Years ago,

one came at my dog and I got tangled in the

leash and pulled down. Luckily, we were

able to get things under control without

any damage to me or the dogs.

It all comes down to responsibility and

anticipation. If you’re a responsible dog

owner, you anticipate and assess situations

and react accordingly to prevent obvious

risks. If you’re not and do neither, things

can happen, sometimes bad things. I’m still

having to live remembering a 1987 jury I

sat on, where we had to listen to the case of

a little girl being mauled by two dogs who

found a way to escape from their poorly

secured apartment back porch area. It was

a senseless tragedy that a littler forethought

could have prevented.

When I walk about the area, I keep my

eyes far ahead. If I see a situation that

might present a problem, often a loose dog,

I try to avoid it by either waiting or changing

my route. There are times I can’t avoid

it and try to prepare myself. Controlling my

large dog can be difficult. Sometimes I

must yell at a loose rapidly approaching

aggressive dog at the top of my lungs and

at the same time drag my large dog with all

my might to keep moving until we get

away, leaving me exhausted and my dog

puffing and panting.

Dogs have Houdini genes in them and

can be incredible escape artists. It’s natural

for some to answer the distant call of the

wild, especially if they’re bored or not regularly

exercised. They find ways to get out of

their fenced, too often insecure, enclosures.

The owners sometimes don’t even realize

When you’re a Jet, you’re a Jet all the way

Wings. I’d sit close to the radio by a window

and watch lightning bugs flash on and off

outside in our backyard as the announcer

gave the play-by-play of the game: “It’s a

line drive, base hit by Patek down the left

field line” or “It’s a high fly ball to deep left

center field. Way back, way back, it’s gone,

a home run by Bob Robertson.”

The next morning I would grab the

Citizen-Journal newspaper to read the

paper’s account of the game and to peruse

the box score and standings.

Once in a while my dad would take me

and my brother to Jet Stadium to see a

game in person. Jet Stadium was a beautiful

pastoral place and I still remember how

vividly green the outfield and infield grass

looked the first time I entered the place.

In the first game I saw the Jets play in

Jet Stadium they beat the rival Mud Hens

5-1 behind the strong pitching of Bob

Moose. Robertson homered and Patek, a

shortstop who was one of my all-time

favorite Jets, beat out a perfect bunt down

the first base line for a base hit.

The Jets were always competitive, but

in spite of that, attendance dwindled as the

1960s wore on. The team’s last year in

Columbus was 1970 before it moved to

Charleston, West Va., to become the

Charleston Charlies. (What a ghastly

name!)

I was a teenager by then and already

developing a sense that the world could do

unforeseen unpleasant things and that

what we cherished in our youth was not

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they’re gone for hours as the dog runs precariously

about, dodging cars, not always

successfully, creating havoc and chaos with

other dogs in its own neighborhood or farther

away. When the owners hopefully get

them back, they ignore taking time to fix

the escape route and the jail break scenario

soon happens all over again. Sometimes it’s

the same dogs that are seen galavanting

about and you read a response on the website

from a concerned poster for a dog spotted

wandering down a major road, “Oh,

that’s my neighbor’s dog, it’s always out

loose.”

A popular neighborhood website is

always filled with dog notice postings: lost,

found, two large dogs seen running down…

Has anyone seen.., etc. It’s disconcerting

how many active posts there are, but also

encouraging how fast helpful responses

come in from concerned neighbors. They

often result in happy endings that leave

you smiling. But sometimes the posts

remain unresolved and sometimes

resolved, but on a sad note.

Situations arise with dogs, things happen,

and they will get loose. That’s understandable

and acceptable under the

assumption the owner recognizes it shouldn’t

and deals with it. Maybe that’s the root

of the problem. Perhaps a few just don’t

realize things can happen or refuse to deal

with it. We’ve all asked the question before,

“why do they even have a dog.” Some folks

just shouldn’t have one. They just aren’t

prepared to accept the responsibilities and

apparently just aren’t able to comprehend

the far-ranging risks.

Dave Burton is a guest columnist for the

Columbus Messenger Newspapers. He

lives in Grove City.

Editor’s Notebook

Rick Palsgrove

permanent. Still, it was hard to believe the

Jets were gone.

The Jets leaving town shook my faith in

baseball and I never really fully felt the

same about the game again. I liked it, but

no longer loved it. I did follow the

Cleveland Indians off and on over the

years, but it wasn’t the same. When the

Columbus Clippers came to town in the

late 1970s I tried to rekindle that old fire.

But it was gone. It left when the Jets flew

out of town.

Rick Palsgrove is managing editor of the

Columbus Messenger Newspapers.


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Summer Sizzle Concert Series entertains in a new location

Jump start your summer weekends

Friday evenings beginning late June with

open-air concerts in the Town Center.

The free Summer Sizzle Concert Series,

sponsored by the Grove City Parks and

Recreation Department, features live

entertainment by some of the best acts in

central Ohio. The concerts kick off at 7

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of the old library, across from the safety

complex. Please bring a chair or blanket

and enjoy the performance.

2021 Summer Sizzle

Concert Series Schedule

•June 25, Lee Gantt Band (country,

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The Jackson Township Bulk Trash

Drop-off for all Jackson Township, city of

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4 p.m., May 3 through Sept. 24 at the

Jackson Township Administration

Building, 3756 Hoover Road. The service is

not available Memorial Day, Independence

Day and Labor Day. Residents must check

in at the Jackson Township

Administration office prior to unloading.

Accepted items include: residential bulk

trash, tires (limit of four) and scrap metal.

The following items are not accepted: batteries,

motors, light bulbs, hazardous

waste (chemicals, oils, paints), TVs and

monitors.

Throughout the year, residents can drop

off electronics or e-waste at the Jackson

Township Administration Building, 3756

Hoover Road, weekdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.,

except holidays.

The list of accepted items includes: computer

components, laptops, tablets and

iPads/PDAs, cell phones, wireless routers,

cable modems, chargers and cables, VCRs,

Dish and Direct TV receivers stereos and

speakers.

PRIDE Soccer Club (PSC) is thrilled to be

celebrating 17 years of developing soccer players

and people! PSC has over 600 players on

40 different teams, ages 6-18. Tryouts and

team formation for the 2021-2022 season will

look differently this year. PSC will be offering

opportunities for new players to join team

training sessions in May instead of only attending

an open tryout. All interested players need

to register online for tryouts to be considered

for a team and contact the PRIDE SC Boys or

Girls Director if they want to attend a team session.

Open tryouts begin June 1st.

How do I register and get more information?

Go to www.pridesoccerclub.com, click

login/register in top right, find 2021-2022 tryouts.

community events

All attending must wear face coverings,

maintain social distancing and follow event

protocols.

For additional information, visit

GroveCityOhio.gov or call the Grove City

Parks and Recreation office at 614-277-

3050. Weather-related cancellation information

is available on the Grove City

Facebook and Twitter pages or call the

weather hotline at 614-277-3060 the day of

the event.

Monitors and TVs are not accepted.

For additional information, call the

Jackson Township offices at 614-875-2742.

Gardens at Gantz Sale

Join the Gardens at Gantz volunteers

as they celebrate the 28th annual Gardens

at Gantz Herb and Perennial Plant Sale

from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., May 8 at Gantz

Park, 2255 Home Road. This is a rain-orshine

event.

Browse a wide variety of culinary and

landscape herbs, native perennials, raingarden

plants and more. Volunteers are

available to answer gardening questions.

Cash, checks and credit cards ($15 minimum)

are accepted.

The sale is in the Gantz Farmhouse

parking lot. Participants must wear face

coverings, maintain social distancing and

follow event protocols.

Proceeds benefit the Gardens at Gantz

Farm volunteers, celebrating more than 28

years of dedication and cultivation to garden

improvements, youth and adult education

including donations of books to area

schools.

For more information, call 614-277-

3058 or 614-871-6323.

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Jackson Township purchases new medic and plow trucks

By Dedra Cordle

Staff Writer

It is out with the old and in with the new at the fire and

road departments in Jackson Township.

In April, the board of trustees authorized the purchase

of one new medic for the fire department and two new plow

trucks for the road department. The former was approved

as a part of a planned replacement cycle, while the latter

was approved due in part to grant funding.

According to Deputy Fire Chief Shawn Quincel, the

department will replace a 13-year-old medic that has

approximately 250,000 miles on it. Because of its age, it

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“It is not assigned to any of our four stations,” said

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vehicles are out for repair or preventative maintenance or

when the other backup medics are out on runs or at community

events.”

He said this medic is not cost effective to maintain.

“At this point, we will save more money by replacing it

with a new medic than we will by making repairs.”

The new emergency service vehicle will be manufactured

locally by Horton Emergency Vehicles. It will cost

the township roughly $315,000 and it will be completed

and delivered to Station 201 on Grove City Road next year.

This purchase marks the third time in as many

years that the department has ordered a new medic

for its fleet. Unlike the past two purchases, the

township will pay the entirety of the cost rather

than a portion or nothing at all.

In 2019, the township announced that it had

come to an agreement with the city of Grove City

regarding Beulah Park Tax Increment Financing

plans. Under the terms of the agreement, the city

would purchase two emergency service vehicles for

the township within the next five year. The city

went on to purchase one that year, and it will purchase

the second in 2025.

Late last year, the city allocated a portion of the

funds it received through the Coronavirus Aid,

Relief and Economic Security Act to the township.

The township paid approximately $40,000 for a

new medic, while the city funded the remainder of

the cost.

Quincel said the township’s partnership with

the city has been invaluable to the fire department.

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With the 13-year-old medic set to be phased out next

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Quincel said the department is on a 10-year replacement

cycle.

“The first five years of a medic will be spent as a frontline

vehicle,” he said. “After those five years are up, we

have to order a new one and then they become our backup

medics.”

He said medics have to be replaced often as they garner

a tremendous amount of wear and tear.

“Replacing the medics on a planned replacement cycle is

a necessity,” he said. “Our public depends on us to assist

them when they are in need and those vehicles need to be

in the best shape they can be in.”

The road department will also be replacing its oldest

plow trucks as they were selected to be a recipient of a

Volkswagen Diesel Mitigation Trust Fund Grant.

According to township administrator Shane

Farnsworth, the road department will be able to replace a

2004 model and 2006 model plow truck with two new environmentally

friendly vehicles. He said the township will

pay approximately $250,000 for the plow trucks, while the

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency will cover 30 percent

of the cost, or roughly $83,000.

He said they will be specially outfitted and delivered to

the department in the summer.

“They will be ready to go come the next snowfall,” he

said.

The 2004 and 2006 trucks will be decommissioned. The

department will have four plow trucks on hand, one of

which is a smaller model to access cul-de-sacs and subdivision

roads.


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meet the caregiver’s learning style through articles,

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The online platform, which can be accessed

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Alzheimer’s Association to host virtual educational programs

Screenings at Evans

Amity Care Home Health Services provides

a nurse at the E.L. Evans Senior

Center in Grove City to do free diabetic

screening and blood pressure testing every

first and third Wednesday of the month

from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information,

call Amity Care Home Health at 334-

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Wellness services for seniors

LifeCare Alliance provides a nurse at

Grove City Church of the Nazarene in

Grove City weekly to provide free foot care

and other wellness services for seniors. For

more information, call the wellness office

at 614-437-2878.

news and notes

The Alzheimer’s Association will hold

virtual educational programs from May 4

through May 26.

These presentations cover a variety of

topics and occur at different times during

the day and early evening via videoconferencing

to allow individuals to participate in

the convenience of their homes. They will

discuss topics such as what is Alzheimer’s

disease, warning signs to look for, activities

to do at home, and how to have those difficult

conversations. The programs are helpful

for anyone experiencing signs of memory

loss, their family members who may be

concerned, and the community member

looking for more education.

All programs are free and open to the

public. Registration is required. To register

for the program, call 800-272-3900. The

programs include:

May 4 - Effective Communication

Strategies at noon.

May 5 - Understanding Alzheimer’s

and Dementia at 3 p.m.

May 10 - Dementia Conversations at

10 a.m.

Volunteers sought at food pantry

The Grove City Food Pantry is looking

for volunteers. The pantry is located at

2710 Columbus St. in Grove City. It serves

about 250 families each month in Grove

City, Orient, Harrisburg and Galloway. It

is open Monday through Friday from 2 to 4

p.m. and on the third Saturday of the

month from 10 a.m. to noon. Volunteers

are needed to work various times and days.

Food donations are also needed. Those

interested in volunteering for the Grove

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donation can email

managers@grovecityfoodpantry.org.

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May 12 - 10 Warning Signs of

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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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OhioHealth and Cancer Support Community Central

Ohio are partnering on a free series of virtual support

groups for newly diagnosed cancer patients and their families.

The six-week sessions will run six times during 2021

and will cover a variety of topics including:

•First Steps After You’re Diagnosed: Learning a New

Language

•Resources to Partner with Your Healthcare Team

•Communicating with Your Family Through Cancer

•Coping with Side Effects

•Proper Nutrition and Staying Active

•Managing the Emotions of Cancer

Participants are welcome to join the group at any point

and can join missed sessions during another series. The

groups are led by a licensed social worker from Cancer

Support Community Central Ohio with the support of an

OhioHealth cancer nurse navigator.

“We are thankful to Cancer Support Community

Central Ohio for partnering with us to provide this important

service to our cancer patients,” said Lisa Ahonen,

OhioHealth system program director, supportive cancer

care. “Receiving a cancer diagnosis is an emotional experience

that comes with many questions for the patient and

their family. Joining a support group, such as this

series, can help them find answers and connect

with people who are experiencing the same thing

they are.”

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Spring cleanup in Pleasant Twp.

Pleasant Township will host a spring cleanup from

7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday May 14 and from 7:30

a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday May 15. Residents can drop

off unwanted items at 5373 Norton Road. Hazardous

waste will not be accepted. For more information, visit

www.pleasanttownship.com.

Hydrant flushing

The Pleasant Township Fire Department will be

flushing hydrants from May 3 through May 7. Hydrant

flushing may cause water to become rusty and to

appear discolored. Although the water is not harmful

to drink, it can cause discoloration of laundry.

“We are pleased to be partnering with OhioHealth to

provide this series of support and education programs for

newly diagnosed cancer patients and their families,” said

Bev Soult, president and CEO, Cancer Support

Community Central Ohio. “The best cancer treatment

combines medical treatment with support and education to

help address with the emotional and behavioral concerns

that accompany a cancer diagnosis. We applaud

OhioHealth for its commitment to delivering exceptional

care for cancer patients and their families to achieve a better

quality of life.”

The series is free, but those interested in joining must

register to get a secure Zoom link for each event.

Registration is available by visiting

cancersupportohio.org/ohiohealth or calling 614-884-4673.

news and notes

Arts Council to host spring

bazaar to benefit art projects

Grove City Arts Council will host its annual outdoor

spring bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 8 at Bethel

Lutheran Church on Hoover Road. The rain date is

May 22. Proceeds help to support a grant program for

community art projects. For those interested in booth

space, contact creative64@rocketmail.com.

Grove City Arts Council

The Grove City Arts Council meets the third

Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m at Storypoint on

Orders Road. For more information, call 670-2926.

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Pictorial Past

Back in the early 1900s on the streets of Grove City and other area small towns,

automobiles were not welcome on public roads because horse enthusiasts were

reluctant to share the road. Early automobiles would frequently backfire, causing

a horse to bolt. Pedestrians caused another problem. People would walk into the

street expecting the cars to stop the same as a horse. As interest in automobiles

grew, motoring became a favorite leisure activity. The photos and information in

the Pictorial Past are provided by Don Ivers, curator of the Grove City Welcome

Center and Museum.


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First win of

the season

At right, Calvin Lin serves up a win for

the Comets. The Central Crossing

senior took home straight set victories

coming out on top 6-1 and 6-0 helping

the Comets to a 3-2 win at Groveport.

Below, Central Crossing senior Bogdan

Semchishin has his eye on the ball and

a win, taking straight sets 6-0 and 6-2 in

an April 27 match up at Groveport.

Messenger photos by Pat Donahue

Going around Central Crossing sophomore Jeremy Paquette proved easier than

going over him as his strong net game helped he and doubles partner, Jesse

Nlemchi to a third set tie breaker against Groveport’s Casey Humphrey and Jason

Robertson who took the 15-13 victory in the April 27 match up at Groveport High

School. It was the first win for Central Crossing. The team now has a 1-5 record.

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Dr. Morris attended The Ohio State University

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

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

Excellence Award”, in 2019.

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

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

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

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

interest in contact lenses and ocular disease.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Dog license deadline extended

Franklin County Auditor Michael Stinziano announced an

extension of the dog licensing deadline. The new deadline, based

on COVID-19 relief passed by the General Assembly, is July 1.

This extension will allow dog owners more time to purchase or

renew a license without a penalty.

“Your auditor’s office wants to ensure that everyone can get

their dog license free of penalty,” Stinziano said. “Licensing your

dog is required by the state of Ohio, and I want to make dog

licensing easy and accessible for all Franklin County residents

throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. One goal since I took office

as your Franklin County Auditor has been to increase the rate of

licensed dogs and encourage responsible pet ownership.”

The 2020 licensing season saw 99,795 licensed dogs in

Franklin County.

The cost to license a spayed or neutered dog is $18 for one year,

$54 for three years, or $180 for a permanent license. For a nonspayed

or neutered dog, the cost is $35 for one year, $105 for three

years, or $350 for a permanent license.

In addition to being required by state law, dog licensing

ensures that any lost dog is returned quickly to their owners.

Most funds generated from dog licensing support the Franklin

County Dog Shelter and Adoption Center. Dog licenses can be

purchased at doglicense.franklincountyohio.gov.

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Bonding time!

This father bald eagle appears to be having a talk with his

little one. Maybe dad is giving the eaglet some flying

instructions. The bald eagle’s nest is located in

Newcomerstown, Ohio.

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Pets of the Week

Snoopy has been

on the adoption

floor for a few days

waiting to meet his

Charlie Brown. This

4-year-old is known

as the “fun police” in

playgroup and

would do best with

another calm dog in

the home. Snoopy is available for adoption

through the Franklin County Dog Shelter.

Schedule a time to meet this handsome

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Lily is an 11-yearold

hound mix who

is a bit of a wallflower.

This shy yet

charming girl is

searching for a

patient owner with a

relaxed lifestyle. Lily

needs gentle guidance

to help her

come out of her

shell. This senior gal is up for adoption

through the Franklin County Dog Shelter.

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Sweet Pea is an 8-

year-old calico. This

gal is just the sweetest.

She wants a

human buddy that

will shower her with

a lot of attention.

Sweet Pea is a loveable

lap cat who just

wants a home to call

her own. If you

would like to meet her, contact Colony

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Bridget is 6-

months-old and a

tad ornery. She

loves to zoom

around the house

and be in charge.

Bridget needs a

younger feline playmate

around her

own age to keep her

company. She currently

lives with

dogs, but avoids them, so a mellow canine

family member would be best. Bridget is up

for adoption through Friends for Life

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In Entertainment

“Mortal Kombat” is like a gut punch

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 passiveaggressiveness

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 stink-eye.

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 that 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 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 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 half-human, 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 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-onone

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

The Reel Deal

Dedra Cordle

Dedra Cordle is a Messenger staff writer and columnist.

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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

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information on the company

you are seeking to

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avail. during the month of

June for Barbers &Hair

Stylists. Call Cyndi if

interested 614-239-1976

Bartenders Needed that

are willing to work. Also in

need of a Weekend

Janitor. Private Veterans

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PTLawn Care, Clean-up,

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no tools needed. Call or

text 614-598-4985.

Landscape Company

looking for drivers and

non-drivers. Wage negotiable

depending on exp..

Call 614-456-9980,

Espanol 614-648-8424

DATED SALES

IRISH HILLS

Community Sale

Friday, May 7th,

Saturday May 8th,

9am opening time.

Approx 1 mile south of

Clime Rd on Demorest

Rd. Posted Signs

INSURANCE

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WANT TO BUY

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We Buy Junk Cars &

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WANTS TO Purchase

minerals and other oil &

gas interests. Send details

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WE BUY JUNK CARS

Call anytime 614-774-6797

ANTIQUES

WANTED

Victrolas, Watches,

Clocks, Bookcases

Antiques, Furn.

Jeff 614-262-0676

or 614-783-2629

MISCELLANEOUS

FOR SALE

Gas Lawn Mower,

works like new - $50.00.

614-465-7763

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xClassified Services

AIR CONDITIONING

A/C

Charge Up

$89.95 up to l lb.

R-22 410A 402B

Free Leak TestingT

Limited Time Only

45 Yrs. Exp.

614-351-9025

AIR CONDITIONING

Complete System

Clean & Check

$49.95

Free Electronic Leak Testing

All Makes • All Models

45 Yrs. Exp. • Senior Discount

614-351-9025

APPLIANCE REPAIR

Washer, Dryer, Stove &

Refrig. Repair 875-7588

BASEMENT

WATERPROOFING

Walker’s Basement

Waterproofing. LLC

614-359-4353

BLACKTOP

AGM OHIO

ROOFING &

SEALCOATING

Free Estimates

Cell 614-512-1699

5/9 A

SANTIAGO’S

Sealcoating & Services LLC

Quality Materials Used

SPRING IS HERE!

Driveway Seal & Repair!

Top Seal Cracks!

Residential & Commercial

Mulching, Edging & Clean-ups

“Ask for whatever you need.”

BBB Accredited-Fully Insured

5/9 A/M

Call or text for Free Est.

614-649-1200

CITY WIDE

ASPHALT &

CONSTRUCTION

Blacktop & Concrete

Licensed/Bonded

Quality Work

Competitive Prices

6/6 W/gc

Since 1981

Call Craig Lantz

614-374-6217

citywideasphaltand

construction@gmail.com

BBB A+ Accredited Contractor

5/9 A

CARPET CLEANING

DIRT BUSTERS

SPRING SPECIAL!

Any 5 areas ONLY $75.

614-805-1084

Specializing in Pet Odors

CONCRETE

GALLION

CUSTOM CONCRETE LLC

Specializing in Custom Colors &

Custom Designs of Concrete.

Including Remove & Replace

43 yrs exp & Free Est.

Licensed & Insured

Reputation Built

On Quality

Ronnie

614-875-8364

See Us On Facebook

www.gallioncustom

concrete.com

EDDIE MOORE

CONSTRUCTION

Quality Concrete Work

Lt. Hauling & Room Add.,

Block Work & Excavation

Stamp Patios,

Bsmt. Wall Restoration

35 Yrs Exp - Lic & Ins.

Free Ests. 614-871-3834

Buckeye City

Concrete & Excavating

* Concrete * Foundations

* Waterlines * Drains

*Catch Basins

614-749-2167

buckeyecityconcreteand

excavating@yahoo.com

ALL-CITY CUSTOM

CONCRETE

All Types Concrete Work

New or Tear Out-Replace

39 Yrs. Exp.

(614) 207-5430

Owner is On The Job!

www.hastingsnsons.com

Driveways & Extensions

Patio & Walkways,

Porches & Steps,

Garage/Basement Floors

Hot Tub/Shed Pads,

Stamped/colored concrete

Sealing of new &

existing concrete.

Contact Adam

614-756-1754

hastingsandsons.

columbus @gmail.com

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THE COLUMBUS

MESSENGER

5/9 W/SW

5/9 A/M

FENCING

EAZY FENCE

Chain Link - Wood

No Job Too Big or Small

All Repairs ~ Free Est.

Insured. 614-670-2292

GUTTERS

Bates & Sons

GUTTER CLEANING

5 ★ Google Reviews

614-586-3417

HAULING

DEAN’S HAULING

614-276-1958

HOME INSPECTIONS

Home Inspections

“Welcome Home”

Inspection Services

Licensed

InterNACHI/CPI

Certified

Full Inspections

from $185.00

Cell 614-316-9600

INFORMATION

ONLY

$50.00

For This Ad In Our

West & Grove City

For Info Call

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HOME

IMPROVEMENTS

SLAGLE

HOME REMODELING

Baths, Kitchen,

Plumbing and Electrical.

All your Handyman needs

No Job too Big or Small

Over 30 Yrs. Exp. Lic.-Bond-Ins.

Jerry

5/9

SW/W

614-332-3320

Handyman - outdoor &

indoor. Reasonable Rates

614-634-2244

C&JHandyman

Services LLC

Minor Plumbing

& Electric

Install Hot Water Tanks,

Dishwashers & Disposals

Also Fencing &

Interior/Exterior Painting

Free Est. ~ 18 Yrs. Exp.

CDC/EPA Approved Guidelines

614-284-2100

5/9 A

5/23 A

HOME

IMPROVEMENTS

Quality is our #1 Priority

HELMS’ CONTRACTING

Call For FREE ESTIMATES

New Kitchens & Baths

New Replacement Windows

Basement Remodels

Room Additions • Roofs

More than 25 Years Experience

Licensed • Insured • Bonded

Bill Helms 614-296-0850

or 614-801-1801 5/9

W/SW

SINCE 1973

Phil Bolon Contr.

Windows & Siding

Decks, Kitchens, Baths

Room Additions,

Flooring, Roofing

Bsmt Waterproofing

Deal With Small Non-Pressure Co.

47 Yrs. Exp. - Refs. Avail.

Lic.-Bond-Ins.

Free Est. - Financing Avail.

Member BBB Of Cent. OH

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

614-419-3977

or 614-863-9912

KLAUSMAN HOME

IMPROVEMENT

Siding-Windows-

Doors-Roofing-Soffit-

Fascia-Gutters-Trim

Earn FREE Seamless

Gutters with Siding Over

1000 Sq. Ft.

FREE Shutters with

Soffit & Trim

EPA Certified

Member of BBB

Financing Available

Over 20 yrs exp. • Free Est.

Licensed-Bonded-Insured

Owner & Operator

James 614-419-7500

HOME

REMODELING

Handyman Remodeling

Over 35 yrs exp.

Larry 614-376-7006

LAWN CARE

5/9

A/M

The Lawn Barber

Cut, Trim, Blow away

Hedge Trimming, Edging

Garden Tilling

614-935-1466

LET US MAINTAIN

YOUR LAWN & GARDEN

FOR YOU

Summer, Spring,

Winter or Fall

WE DO IT ALL!!!!

Lawn Cuts, Edging,

Trees & Shrubs, Garden,

Mulching, Hauling,

Garden Pond &

Home Maint.

Free Ests. Low Rates

$20 & Up

Kevin - 614-905-3117

Accepting New Clients

Spring Cleanup,

Lawn service, mulching,

plant & shrub trimming &

planting, fertilization,

Free Estimates. Contact

Patrick 614-301-3575

5/23 A

LAWN CARE

Lawnmasters and

Landscaping

Give us a call for your

yards that need mowing,

Spring clean-up, weed

control, paver patios, etc.

Free Estimates

614-378-1237

MOVING

Aaron Allen

Moving

Local Moving since 1956

Bonded and Insured

614-299-6683

614-263-0649

Celebrating

over 60 yrs

in business

MOWER REPAIR

LAWN MOWER DR.

“House Calls Only”

Overall Checkups

Oil Change & Filter,

Spark Plug &

Blades Sharpened

MINOR REPAIR

John

PAINTING

Painter Over 30 Yrs Exp.

Free Est. Reas Rates

Daniel 614-226-4221

Moyer Construction LLC

Specialing in Painting

Insured - Free Estimate

614-378-3568

A Job Well Done Again

A lic. General Contractor

Some Skilled Services

Incl: Painting • Stucco,

Repair•Carpentry•Exterior

Drainage & Home Maint.

Call Today! 614-235-1819

Walker’s Interior Painting

Free Est. 614-359-4353

PLASTERING

DRYW

YWALL &

PLASTER

REPAIR

Textured Ceilings

614-551-6963

Residential/Commercial

BIA

PLUMBING

ALL IN ONE

PLUMBING LLC

“One Call Does It All”

$25 OFF LABOR

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All Major Credit Cards Accepted

Classified Services

5/9 A&M

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AMOS PAINTING

Insterior/Exterior Painting

Powerwashing

Call Jim 614-323-7819

5/23

A&M

TERMITE & PEST CONTROL

3093 W. Broad St., Cols.

614-367-9000

TERMITES? PESTS?

BED BUGS?

$100 OFF New Termite Services!

With This Ad

Monthly & Quarterly Pest Services

Great Prices!!

Licensed & Insured

Free Termite Inspection

All About Drains & Plumb.

Will snake any sm drain

$125 + tax. 614-778-2584

CHRIS’

PLUMBING

“Plumbing & Drain Professional

That You Can Count On”

24 Hrs., 7 Days/Week

No Overtime Charges

24 Yrs. Exp. in Plumbing &

Drain Cleaning Field

Call For A Free Phone Estimate

$100.00 For Any Small Drain

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POWER WASHING

MRS. POWERWASH

Any house wash $149+tax

Single deck $69+tax

2 Tier deck $99+tax

Best Wash in Town

Over 45,000 washes

Ashley 614-771-3892

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5/9 A&M

Bates & Sons

Soft Wash & Powerwash

5 ★ Google Reviews

614-586-3417

Robinson roofing & repairs

30 yrs. exp. Lifetime Cols.

resident. Lic./bonded/Ins.

Reas rates. Member of

BBB. Dennis Robinson

614-330-3087, 732-3100

BURNS TREE SERVICE

Trimming, Removal &

Stump Grinding.

614-584-2164

Brewer & Sons Tree Service

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Guarantee All Work 3 Yrs.

25 Yrs Exp. Free Est.

614-327-9425

ROOFING

TREE SERVICES

__(___)__

Exp. Date 3 digit code

Minimum Charge $5.00

5/9 A


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Happy Mother’s Day

MAY 9, 2021

MOTHER’S DAY

FAMILY BUFFET

e Friendliest Little

Jewelry Store in Grove City

Sunday, May 9

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• Weather Permitting Patio Service Available or

Reserve a Table in our Event Space

2000 Norton Rd. Phone: 614-878-7422 Fax: 614-878-7429

Can You Take a

Good Ribbing?

Want to give Mom a break from cooking? Take

her out to eat for her special day.

JP’s BBQ at Bolton Field offers a wide variety

of mouth-watering starters. They are known for

their award-winning barbecue ribs.

The Mother’s Day Family Buffet will be a

Mother’s Day experience she won’t soon forget!

Looking for that perfect Mother’s Day gift? Show your mom how much

you appreciate her with jewelry.

Precision Jewelers started in 2001. This family-owned and operated

business is a full-service jewelry store that takes pride in precision quality

done in a timely manner by one of our master goldsmiths.

If you have your eye on a special item in the store, but aren’t quite ready

to buy, we offer a wish list. When you’re ready to make the purchase,

Precision Jewelers will be there to help. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff

will be attentive to help with all your shopping needs, including preparing

your wish list.

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