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June 13-26, 2021 www.columbusmessenger.com Vol. XLII, No. 9
Memorial Day in CW
Messenger photos by Linda Dillman
Scouts from Canal Winchester Troop 103 placed a memorial wreath by the flagpole
during the Memorial Day ceremony on May 31 in Union Grove Cemetery. Pictured
right to left are Liam Wilson,10, Princeton McKay, 10, Zayden Holder, 8, and Cubmaster
Members of the honor guard from VFW Post 10523 escorted the flags to the podium
area before scouts raised the colors during the Memorial Day ceremony.
Each office independently
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Residents want city to
think beyond warehouses
By Linda Dillman
Canal Winchester City Council’s June 7
meeting was packed with residents as they
expressed their desire for the city to review
how it handles development.
“We’re all here today because we want
smart growth for our city,” said Busey Road
homeowner Angie Halstead and her husband,
Troy, who are members of Canal Winchester
for Smart Growth, a citizens action
group. “It seems we are turning into an industrial
zone and we’re negatively impacted.
We know we’re going to have
growth, but I don’t want my days to be filled
with noise from warehouses. We’re asking
you to think about this.”
Bowen Road property owner Tom Obert
is a contractor who has lived on his multiacre
property for 18 years. He said he knows
what progress and change bring to a community.
He said he is aware that the area
where he lives is “not going to get an Ashbrook
Village,” but he is keeping a watchful
eye on what developments are proposed and
built near his property.
Prior to the regular council meeting during
a work session, Councilman Bob Clark
said he was thinking about the city creating
a long-term economic development and
“I think it’s time,” said Clark. “We
haven’t done it for a while.”
Development Director Lucas Haire said
the idea is something his department and
other council members have discussed and
that it makes sense to take a fresh look at
development within Canal Winchester.
A thoroughfare plan is nearly finished
and a comprehensive park plan was created,
Messenger photo by Linda Dillman
Bowen Road resident Tom Obert discusses
his stance on development in
Canal Winchester that is steadily moving
closer to his property. Residents packed
Canal Winchester City Council chambers
on June 7 in an effort to present their
viewpoints on smart growth.
along with other focused plans.
“We’re doing a significant amount of
planning, not just in one document,” Haire
said. “Typically, a comprehensive plan is
done by a consultant and you try to get as
much public engagement as possible.”
Haire said plans like the one the council discussed
can take up to a year to complete and
cost anywhere between $75,000 and $150,000
depending on the scope of the process.
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CW Labor Day Festival
The Canal Winchester Labor Day Festival, originally scheduled
for Sept. 4, 5, and 6, has been cancelled, according to event
organizers and the city of Canal Winchester.
The event, which was set to celebrate its centennial year in
2020, has been a Labor Day weekend mainstay in the community
In a public statement released May 7, festival organizers
shared their difficult decision, noting the inability to meet Ohio
Department of Health regulations and the lingering effects
COVID-19 has had on the entertainment industry and festival
Marie Gibbons, parade organizer, said, “It is not feasible at this
time to put on our traditional event, which draws families from all
over Central Ohio. The committee instead has been focusing on a
smaller, one-day event for our community that will feature rides,
food vendors, family-friendly activities, entertainment, and a nontraditional
The one-day event, Canal Winchester Hometown Day, will be
Sept. 4. Details are pending.
The Canal Winchester Area Historical Society will hold its
annual Ice Cream Social on Sept. 5 from 1-4 p.m. at the Prentiss
School at 10 W. Oak St.
Labor Day Festival organizers recognize the importance of the
annual three-day festival to the community and continue to plan
for the 100th Labor Day weekend celebration in 2022.
The 2021 Obetz Zucchinifest will be held Sept. 3-6. The event
will feature food, music, rides, and entertainment at Fortress
Obetz, 2015 Recreation Trail, Obetz.
More information about the festival will be released when it is
available. Visit www.obetzzucchinifest.com.
Groveport Farmers’ Market
The Groveport Farmers’ Market will be held on Tuesdays from
June 29 through Sept. 14 from 4-7 p.m. at Groveport Madison
Middle School Central, 751 Main St.
The Columbus Crew at work
Messenger photos by Pat Donahue
The Columbus Crew practiced for one of the last times at their Obetz training facility that they have called
home since the late 1990s. They will soon be moving to their new facility in Columbus.
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Members of the Columbus Crew working out at their Obetz
Lockbourne fish fry
The Lockbourne fish fry will be held June 17 and 18
from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Lockbourne Old Hamilton
School (formerly the Lockbourne Masonic Lodge), 206
Vause St., Lockbourne.
Columbus Crew Coach Caleb Porter
has some laughs with the team during
one of their last practices at the team’s
Obetz training center.
Obetz Farmers’ Market
The Obetz Farmers’ Market is held on the first
Wednesday of the month from June to August from 4-
7 p.m. For information call 614-491-4416.
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Work to begin on Saltzgaber, Toy, and Swisher roads
By Rick Palsgrove
Long hoped for improvements to Saltzgaber, Toy, and
Swisher roads will begin this summer.
For many years, area residents have been frustrated by
the roadways’ poor condition and the heavy traffic from
nearby commercial warehouses that use these narrow, formerly
The residents want relief from the vehicle and semitruck
traffic they say damages the roads, tears up yards,
knocks over mailboxes, causes noise, generates trash, and
The three roads fall within several government jurisdictions
including Madison Township, Groveport, Obetz, and
Groveport City Engineer Steve Farst said the improvements
are combined into a single construction contract to
be managed by the Franklin County Engineer.
Saltzgaber Road reconstruction
According to Farst, Saltzgaber Road will be reconstructed
from its intersection with Groveport Road to its connection
at Toy Road.
“On Saltzgaber Road, the road will be widened to three
lanes and a cul-de-sac (for turn arounds) will be located
about 170 feet south of Saltzgaber’s connection to Toy
Road,” said Farst. “The link between Saltzgaber and Toy
Road will be preserved.”
“The limits of construction include Saltzgaber Road
from Groveport Road to the 90 degree turn at Toy Road,”
said Carla Marable, Franklin County Engineer’s Office
director of communications. “The project includes reconstruction
of Saltzgaber Road to provide a three lane typical
roadway section with a two-way left-turn lane along the
majority of the alignment. The project will also construct
an eastbound left turn lane, an eastbound right turn lane,
and a westbound left turn lane on Groveport Road at its
intersection with Saltzgaber Road. The project will also
improve the intersection of Groveport Road and Saltzgaber
Marable said the project was combined and bid together
with the Toy Road and Swisher Road improvements project.
“The contractor’s low bid for the overall project was
$2.26 million,” said Marable. “Funding is provided by
Franklin County Motor Vehicle Registration and Gas User
Fees, the city of Groveport, Madison Township, the Ohio
Public Works Commission, the Franklin County
Transportation Improvement District, and private partners.”
Marable said closure of Toy Road began on June 1.
Local access to the residents of Toy Road, Swisher Road,
and Saltzgaber Road will be maintained throughout construction.
Substantial completion is scheduled for fall 2021
with a final completion by spring 2022.
When asked why the reconstruction is necessary,
Marable said, “Saltzgaber Road is an old township road,
currently maintained by Madison Township and the city of
Groveport, that was never expected to handle the volume
and type of traffic it will see with the increased development
in the area. Nearby recent warehouse projects will
increase traffic. This generated the need for the proposed
two-way left-turn lane on Saltzgaber Road and designated
turn lanes on Groveport Road accessing Saltzgaber Road.”
Farst added that the reconstruction is needed because
“the existing Saltzgaber Road is of insufficient condition
both in thickness of pavement and width for
current and anticipated traffic conditions.”
Toy and Swisher roads improvements
“This project provides pavement maintenance
and drainage improvements along Swisher Road
and Toy Road from Centerpoint Parkway to the 90
degree turn at Saltzgaber Road,” said Marable.
“The project will also construct Toy Road with dual
cul-de-sacs east of the intersection of Centerpoint
Marable reiterated this project was combined
and bid together with the Saltzgaber Road improvements
project. The contractor’s low bid for the overall
project was $2.26 million. Funding is provided
by Franklin County Motor Vehicle Registration and
Gas User Fees, the city of Groveport, Madison
Township, the Ohio Public Works Commission, the
Franklin County Transportation Improvement
District, and private partners.
“The Franklin County Engineer’s Office took
advantage of a private public partnership by combining
funds from the Saltzgaber Developer and
Ohio Public Works Commission,” said Marable.
Closure of Toy Road began on June 1. Local
access to the residents of Toy Road, Swisher Road,
and Saltzgaber Road will be maintained throughout
construction. Substantial completion is scheduled
for fall 2021 with a final completion of spring
Farst noted the pavement condition is degraded
and needs improved
Summer Reading Challenge
Columbus Metropolitan Library will offer an allonline
Summer Reading Challenge through July 31.
Summer Reading Challenge is CML’s signature
program to keep young readers from losing critical literacy
skills during the summer months.
Loss of these skills is often referred to as summer
slide, and places children at a distinct learning disadvantage
once school begins again in August.
“This pandemic has deeply impacted our young
minds and their ability to learn,” said CML Public
Services Director Kathy Shahbodaghi. “Helping them
get back on track starts with books and reading. This
is especially critical during the out-of-school months.”
Due to the ongoing pandemic, this year’s nine-week
program will once again be offered with several modifications
put in place to ensure the community’s health
•The program will be online only through columbuslibrary.org/summerreading
and with the free
READsquared app (available on iOS and Android
devices). Customers of all ages can use the app to log
in and track activity just like on CML’s website.
•CML is not currently offering any in-person programs
at its 23 locations. CML will instead offer a calendar
of free virtual events.
•The VolunTeen program, which enables 12 to 17-
year-olds to help with customer sign-ups and programs,
has been canceled.
•CML will mail participants a Game Board with
activities and a free book while supplies last.
Participants will complete reading goals to be entered
into raffle drawings for gift cards and other prizes
along the way. A raffle at the end of the program
includes kids’ bikes, helmets and locks for the 5-11 age
For information, visit www.columbuslibrary.org.
Added Marable, “These portions of Toy Road and
Swisher Road are older residential-type township roadways
that are currently maintained by Madison Township
and the city of Groveport. The continued increase in commuter
and commercial traffic using these roadways has
left portions of the roads in disrepair. The improvement
will repair the roadway so the residents can safely and
efficiently access their homes. The project provides dual
cul-de-sacs east of Centerpoint Parkway that will act as
turnaround locations for commercial traffic. Throughout
construction, further investigation and study of the
impacts of the construction closure of Toy Road by the
Franklin County Engineer’s Office will provide necessary
and critical data to determine if a long term closure of Toy
Road (between the two cul-de-sacs) will be appropriate.”
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Slate Run Historical Farm
Metro Parks’ Slate Run Living
Historical Farm, 1375 State Route 674
North, Canal Winchester hours are:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and
Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday and
Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The farm
is closed on Monday.
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This idea was for the birds
Years ago, I wanted to keep chickens on
my acre-plus property, but like many good
plans, it was not meant to be after a wise
chicken farmer pointed out amateur mistakes
I was bound to make.
For months I scoured do-it-yourself project
pages for a coop I could handle. Well, I
should say that my daughter and I could
handle because she has a natural ability to
assemble, fix or repair things. She would be
my executive chef in construction and I
would be her construction sous chef.
I showed her various designs from a
structure worthy of a Victorian manor to
something little more than a frame covered
in chicken netting–plain and functional,
but not for me.
Hitting a happy medium, I found a simple,
charming house for hens with an
enclosed white clapboard structure, ramp
and a suitable protected outdoor run.
Nothing extravagant, just manageable.
I researched the care of poultry and
skipped over information on breeding. No
roosters in my henhouse. While I can
appreciate an early morning chicken wakeup
call–I probably get up earlier than a
rooster–I did not want to worry about
weeding out fertilized eggs.
I decided to start
out with a trio of
like a manageable
number and I sought
the advice of a farmer
before deciding on
which breed I wanted
to purchase after we
built the coop.
Her first question
after I shared my
plans with her: “What
are you going to do
with the hens when
they stopped producing
stop producing eggs after a few years?
Well, I’ll just get more.
She again asked, “What are you going to
do with the chickens that no longer lay
eggs?” before frankly laying out my
options–build a bigger cage to accommodate
more hens or serve the non-producers
for Sunday dinner to make way for fresh
What? Kill the chickens after they provided
eggs for my family? No way. I’m sure
they would all have names and how can I
dispose of a creature with a cute name, who
spent her productive life feeding me?
“Well, then you’re going to eventually
end up with a coop full of chickens with
names that no longer lay eggs,” I was told
It was at that moment I saw in my mind
my beautiful white coop filled with aging
non-productive chickens living out their
lives while my refrigerator was stocked
with store-bought cartons of eggs.
A nice idea, but not the end result I
wanted. So, I threw my design clippings in
the trash and told my daughter the chicken
coop plans that I held close to my heart for
so many years would not happen.
A few days later, for the first time since
we moved into our house, two ducks landed
at the back of our property and wandered
around for the afternoon. I took it as a sign
from Mother Nature that she was giving
me a couple of egg laying creatures to enjoy
for the day since I will never have my own.
The earth is always at equilibrium.
Linda Dillman is a Messenger staff writer.
Strong acting saves another “Conjuring” installment
Hollywood has been combing through
the case files of paranormal investigators
Ed and Lorraine Warren for ideas for more
than four decades now, but it wasn’t until
2013 that anyone thought to make a movie
centered around the dynamic demon-fighting
duo of the Northeast.
In “The Conjuring,” the story revolves
around their attempt to uncover the origins
of a haunted farmhouse before it destroys
the sweet family living within, but it
wasn’t the tried-and-true horror trope that
captured the interest of the general public.
Though considered one of the best supernatural
films of the decade, what made
“The Conjuring” such a hit was the chemistry
between the actors Patrick Wilson
and Vera Farmiga and their depiction of
the unwavering faith between their reallife
counterparts as they fought off demons
while battling their own. Not only did their
portrayal add something new to the horrorsphere,
but it also sparked a newfound
interest in the couple (along with newfound
claims of fraud) and kickstarted a multimillion
dollar franchise and extended universe
with solo films and spin-offs where
they play second fiddle to haunted dolls
and other objects.
In their latest venture, “The Conjuring:
The Devil Made Me Do It,” it sees the two
take center stage once again as they try to
prove that a young man accused of murder
only did so at the behest of evil spirits.
The Reel Deal
The film begins in
slick and stylized fashion
as Ed (Wilson) and
carry out an exorcism
on 8-year-old David
Hilliard) in early
With thick fog rolling
through the kitchen
and David doing his
best impression of a
human pretzel on the dining table to great
sound effect, they try to get the spirit to
leave the boy despite the physical and emotional
toll it is taking on their own bodies.
Try as hard as they might, this demon is
not leaving — until the boyfriend of David’s
sister invites it into his own, that is.
Not believing that he is now host to an
evil entity (Ed collapsed after the exorcism
due to his heart problems and was not able
to explain that he saw the transference),
Arne Cheyenne Johnson (Ruairi O’Connor)
goes about his life none the wiser. But soon
odd things start to happen — a cereal box
falls to the floor, he starts to see visions,
and his once even temper becomes shorter
While helping his girlfriend Debbie
(Sarah Catherine Hook) do odd jobs around
the dog kennel where they work one day,
he “blacks out.” When he finally comes to,
he is covered in blood and realizes that he
has stabbed business owner Bruno Sauls
(Ronnie Gene Blevins) to death.
Upon hearing the news, a newly awakened
Ed and his increasingly clairvoyant
wife Lorraine rush back to the town to try
to uncover how this happened. Unlike the
local law enforcement officials, the prosecuting
attorney and the international
media, they whole-heartedly believe Arne’s
claim that the devil made him do it.
Rather than delve into a straight courtroom
drama with elements of Satanic
Panic, the film retraces the case to the
beginning when Ed and Lorraine first
heard about David’s possession. Through
flashbacks, tight shots of dark and dank
quarters and a jump scare involving a
waterbed, they determine that someone
had placed a powerful curse on him, one
that would have made him kill anyone the
demon commanded. With that part of the
mystery solved, they have to figure out who
placed the curse on him, why, whether it
has truly transferred to Arne and how far
this curse-placer is willing to go in order to
get what they want.
As the eighth installment in the greater
Conjuring universe, “The Devil Made Me
See REEL DEAL, page 5
Dr. Bender 5K Classic
This year’s 14th annual Dr. Bender 5K
Classic Race will be conducted as a hybrid
race. Those who wish to participate in person
can do so on the morning of July 17 at
Canal Winchester High School. A virtual
5K event will also be available for those
who are not able or choose not to participate
in the in-person race. The dates to run
the virtual race will be July 15-18. All inperson
registrants may be converted to virtual
if mandated by state or local guidelines
specific to COVID-19 cases prior to
A longstanding community 5K run and
walk through the streets of Canal
Winchester, this year's hybrid race format
returns to the tradition of running for a
cause in person, despite the fact that some
may opt for a virtual race that offers social
distancing. The proceeds from registration
and sponsorships with this year’s hybrid
race will directly benefit the boys and girls
cross country teams at Canal Winchester
High School. The alumni team challenge
(high school or college) will again be part of
the 5K for participants that are interested
in putting together a team of four runners
to compete against other alumni teams
within the race. Provide your team member
list at the registration tables the day of
the event. This challenge is for the in-person
race only. There will also be prizes for
the top three overall men’s and women’s
finishers for the in-person race as well as
Continued from page 4
Do It,” ran a real risk of losing the appeal
that made the latter films so popular —
especially since it is based on a real-life
murder case and not just an alleged haunting.
But, like it or not, true crime is an
increasingly popular medium for theory
and story so in a sense it makes sense that
the creators wanted to pivot to one of Ed
and Lorraine’s most controversial cases.
I’m not certain that will be a lasting
change in this universe, but it does open
the doors to explore more avenues in the
future should they so choose.
As in the case in the previous
age group prizes for men and women.
If allowed, there will be a post-race raffle
at the high school football field with
some additional prizes. Each participant
receives a raffle ticket. However, if
state/local officials do not allow this by the
day of the race, the raffle prizes will be
drawn on July 19 at 8 p.m. via Facebook
Live at the Dr. Bender 5K Classic page.
These prizes will be delivered to a local
winner and mailed to a non-local winner.
Cotton t-shirts with this year’s race design
are guaranteed to participants who register
for the race by midnight on July 9.
Shirts will be mailed to virtual race participants
(week of July 19) and will be available
on the day of the race for in-person
Registration cost is $25 for the in-person
or the virtual 5K races. The 1-mile kids
fun run returns this year and costs $10.
The fun run starts at 8 a.m. and the 5K
race will follow at 8:30 a.m. Register at
Lockbourne Village Council meets the
second and fourth Mondays of each month
at 7 p.m. Council meets in-person at the
Lockbourne Historical Hall at 206 Vause
St., Lockbourne. The public may join the
meeting virtually through Microsoft
Teams. To join the meeting, go to the village
website at www.lockbourneohio.us
and click on the link to the meeting.
“Conjuring” films (and some of the spinoffs,
to be honest), the strength of this one
lies with the acting, especially with Wilson
and Farmiga. They once again give a fantastic
performance, one that carries the
film through some rough story patches,
stilted dialogue and questionable decisions
involving jump scares with waterbeds. We
former owners of said “beds” know all
about their evilness.
Dedra Cordle is a Messenger staff writer
June 13, 2021 - MESSENGER - PAGE 5
Messenger photo by Linda Dillman
Overcast skies and bouts of rain did not stop Gretchen Hann and three other vendors
from participating in Obetz’s first Farmer’s Market of the season on June 2.
The Obetz Farmers’ Market is held on the first Wednesday of the month from June
to August from 4-7 p.m. The June 2 event included Hann’s strawberries, homemade
baked goods, a stand offering wildflower and flavored honey, and a soy candle
maker. For information on the farm market call 614-491-4416.
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SWACO notes trash increase, recycling decrease
By Linda Dillman
The Solid Waste Authority’s recent 2020
Community Impact Report is a mirror
reflecting the way COVID-19 hit every
aspect of daily life, such as a massive
increase in trash including cardboard shipping
At the same time, communities across
the area–such as Canal Winchester, who
implemented a curbside recycling program
for the first time–are helping to divert
recyclables from the trash stream.
According to the annual report, during
the first months of the pandemic, SWACO
waste hauling partners experienced a 30
percent increase in trash set out for weekly
However, recycling haulers did not
experience the same level of increase.
Forty percent of Franklin County’s
waste stream is generated by residents,
families and other households, yet less
than half of the recyclables households
could recycle are captured.
In Franklin County, the most frequently
tossed-out items include food, cardboard,
paper towels and napkins, and magazines
and newspapers, which all could be diverted
from the landfill.
“Many residents don’t know that more
than 75 percent of Franklin County’s landfill
material has the potential to be reused,
recycled or composted, instead of simply
being landfilled, so there’s work to be
done,” according to the SWACO report. “In
response, throughout the year, the team at
SWACO worked with dozens of communities
and businesses to improve recycling
As a result of Canal Winchester’s decision
to go with a recycling program through
their waste hauler, every city in Franklin
County now offers residents curbside recycle.
“While we may be the last to do so, we
did it at a time when we could get waste
and curbside recycling at a cost of less than
we were paying for just waste pickup
alone,” said Canal Winchester Mayor Mike
Hamilton Township offers weekly curbside
recycling as part of their townshipwide
trash hauling contract.
SWACO is also working on reducing
food waste as one of the best opportunities
to increase redirection of material away
from the county landfill and reach the 75
percent diversion goal.
Along with members of the Central Ohio
Food Waste initiative, in 2020, SWACO
spent the year working on food waste solutions
identified in an initiative action plan,
such as resources for schools and a new
consumer education campaign, as well as
supporting local restaurants.
“While many schools, restaurants and
businesses were closed last year as a result
of the pandemic, SWACO spent the year
providing guidance for more sustainable
ways to function after re-openings,” according
to the SWACO report, “and offering
businesses information on ow to implement
best practices for reducing waste and
improving recycling and composting.”
SWACO gets grant to help reduce food waste
The Solid Waste Authority of Central
Ohio is one of three organizations that
received a grant from the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency to support
sustainable materials management
projects in Ohio.
Sustainable materials management,
according to the U.S. EPA, is a systematic
approach to use and reuse materials
through a product’s entire life cycle to minimize
environmental impacts, conserve
resources and reduce costs.
The U.S. EPA awarded a $60,000 grant
to SWACO in support of its work to reduce
food waste in the Columbus region.
Specifically, the grant will be used to measure
the baseline of food waste behaviors
and outcomes in a central Ohio community
and subsequently explore how the campaign
changes behaviors to reduce food
waste as well as the effectiveness of “Save
More Than Food,” an awareness campaign
to educate consumers about food waste and
how to prevent it. SWACO launched the
campaign in September in partnership
with the 150 plus organizations and businesses
in central Ohio that make up the
Central Ohio Food Waste Initiative.
The EPA grant is the second national
recognition SWACO has received for its
work surrounding food waste diversion. In
October, the National Recycling Coalition
named SWACO as the “Outstanding
Recycling Organization for 2020” for outstanding
growth of programs and impacts
pertaining to food waste diversion.
“We believe the “Save More Than Food”
campaign will help people understand the
severity of the food waste problem in central
Ohio and encourage them to reduce
food waste in their own homes,” said Ty
Marsh, SWACO’s executive director. “But
the grant from the U.S. EPA will let us
know for certain what type of impact the
campaign has had.”
SWACO is partnering with The Ohio
State University and the city of Upper
Arlington on this grant project.
OSU’s research team conducted resident
surveys to find out if the campaign had an
impact on residents’ views and behaviors
regarding food waste. The team will also
conduct a waste audit, where they’ll examine
random samples of residential waste
and separate it into categories to determine
how much of it is food. OSU plans to compile
and share the results of the surveys
and waste audit by November, creating a
peer-reviewed manuscript for academic use
and likely hosting webinars aimed at the
“We are excited for this partnership. It
will allow us to understand how efforts in
central Ohio can inform campaigns around
the country, and improve the sustainability
of our food system,” said Professor Brian
Roe, OSU research lead.
Residents can learn more about the
grant and food waste diversion at
Plastics recycling expanded
The Solid Waste Authority of Central
Ohio and its partners at Rumpke Waste
and Recycling announced they are expanding
their plastics recycling program to
include polypropylene tubs and yogurt containers.
In recent years, central Ohio’s residential
plastics recycling program has only
allowed for the recycling of plastic bottles
and jugs which feature a neck smaller than
their base. This recent announcement
expands the existing recycling program to
include a wide variety of plastic tubs such
as butter, cottage cheese, and sour cream
tubs, fruit, pudding, and applesauce cups
and all yogurt containers.
These items need to be empty and clean
before being they’re put in the recycling
cart. Lids and labels can be left on but the
foil tops that sometimes come on yogurt
containers should be removed and not
Like most businesses, recycling is commodities-based.
Taking care to recycle correctly
is an important act we can each
make to support the businesses which
make it possible for us to recycle our
unwanted materials. In order to expand
the plastics recycling program, Rumpke
has secured several long-term buyers and
users of recycled plastics. In addition to
securing end users, Rumpke is also investing
in new equipment and the necessary
workforce to separate and sort these materials
at its Material Recovery Facilities
For information visit RecycleRight.org.
Continued from page 1
Councilman Pat Lynch felt a comprehensive
plan for Canal Winchester would be one
of the best investments the city could make.
Resident Randy Stemen agreed with the
idea and urged council to fund the study.
“We’ve all seen towns overwhelmed by
warehouses and tuck traffic,” Stemen said.
“We’re talking about smart growth. There
are other things beside warehouses.”
Kathleen Vasko moved to Canal Winchester
in 1978 and said she loves living in
the city, wants to preserve green space, and
is encouraged by the idea of a comprehensive
study to guide future growth.
“I’ve been here through a lot of changes,”
said Vasko. “Let’s think about what we’re
When asked about the appearance of vacant
space in warehouses throughout the
city, Haire said companies are leasing space
as fast as buildings are being constructed.
According to Haire, Canal Winchester is
situated in one of the fastest growing regions
in the Midwest.
“The vacancy rate for industrial properties
is less than five percent on a regional
basis,” said Haire, “which is the lowest
recorded in the market. The amount of
space available is very limited. The hub of
economic growth is from Louisville, Ky., to
Columbus and probably will continue to be
the hub for years to come.”
Other CW news
•Council held the first reading on an ordinance
amending the city charter that
would go before voters in November.
Council also discussed the possibility of creating
another charter ballot issue setting a
one-year residency requirement for elected officials
and debated the merits of language prohibiting
partisan endorsements for council.
Councilwoman Jill Amos felt residents
should be the ones to choose whether there
should be a year’s residency requirement for
office and Councilman Will Bennett concurred.
“I, too, would be in favor of offering residency
requirements,” said Bennett, “but I
prefer the residents decide that.”
•A public hearing is set for June 21 at
6:30 p.m. following a council work session to
discuss the 2022 tax budget.
•The city received word from Columbia
Gas of Ohio that the company plans to file
an application with the Public Utilities Commission
of Ohio to raise distribution rates
and implement an alternative rate plan.
Columbia last filed a rate increase application
with the state over 10 years ago and
since 2008 said it made significant infrastructure
investments to benefit customers.
“…residents have paid for many of these
investments through items on the gas bill
know as riders,” stated the company in a
May 28 letter. “In its rate case application,
Columbia will seek to recover more of these
costs through the fixed base distribution
portion of the bill. This shift will account for
a large portion of the rate charges requested
in Columbia’s filing.”
May crime statistics from the Madison
Township Police: 78 traffic stops, 24 parking,
12 assist/mutual aid, 5 assaults, 4 burglaries,
35 domestic complaints, 3 missing
persons, 2 narcotics, 8 suspicious cars, 35
suspicious persons, 28 suspicious
persons/vehicles, 13 larceny/thefts, 1 robbery,
3 fights, 1 sex offense, 6 animal complaints,
5 threats or harassment, 3
vandalism, 1 driving under the
influence/OVI, 4 fireworks complaints, 13
juvenile complaints, 40 property complaints,
7 accidents with injuries, 8 shots
fired in area, 8 hit skip accidents, and 14
property damage accidents.
A local chapter of Special Olympics Ohio
formed in the Groveport/Canal Winchester
area. The mission of Special Olympics Ohio
is to provide year round sports training and
competition in a variety of Olympic type
sports for intellectually disabled individuals.
For information contact local coordinators
Penny and Cassandra Hilty at email@example.com
or at (614)
395-8992 or 395-6640.
Donations may be sent to Groveport Special
Olympics, P.O. Box 296, Groveport, OH
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Music in the Park
Canal Winchester’s Music in the Park is
a free summer concert series held the third
Friday of June, and July from 6-9 p.m. in
Stradley Place, 30 S. High St. in downtown
Canal Winchester. The June 18 concert features
live music by Waterloo 5. There will
also be a variety of farm tractors on display.
CW Farmers’ Market
The Canal Winchester Farmers’ Market
will operate on Saturdays through Sept. 25
from 9 a.m. to noon. For information visit
Moses-Mouser Eye Care
Dr. Joshua Morris is an Optometrist who grew
up in Bellville, Ohio. He completed his undergraduate
degree at the University of Akron, where
he graduated magna cum laude with honors.
Dr. Morris attended The Ohio State University
College of Optometry and graduated cum laude
with honors to receive his Doctor of Optometry Degree in May 2019. After
completing his studies, he was awarded the “Primary Vision Care Clinical
Excellence Award”, in 2019.
Dr. Morris is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Ohio
Optometric Association, and The Ohio State Alumni Association. He is
excited to practice full scope optometry, diagnosing and treating a variety
of ocular disorders and diseases in patients of all ages, but has a special
interest in contact lenses and ocular disease.
On a personal note, Dr. Morris and his wife Tess, enjoy spending time with
their family, friends, and their Bernese Mountain dog Maverick, cheering
on The Ohio State Buckeyes, trying new foods, and exploring Columbus
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Congratulations & Best Wishes to the
Class of 2021
Congrats to all of this year’s hardworking graduates! Your commitment and dedication
have paid off, and today we celebrate your academic achievement.
We know you’ll continue to work hard and accomplish great
things, and we hope the future holds success, happiness, good health and good fortune for
you. As you continue this milestone achievement, please be smart and enjoy the party without
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Fortress Obetz played host June 5 to the Rugby Ohio High
School State Championships. The championships crowned
champions in seven divisions for both boys and girls with
the Super Elite D1 Boys Final seeing St. Ignatius defeating
Moeller 22-8. Rugby Ohio President Chris Northup said that
Fortress Obetz will always be his choice for the state tournament
because it is built for rugby and has a rugby turf that
makes it the best place to play.
Lockbourne Air Force Base
According to “Crossroads of Liberty, a
Pictorial Tribute to
IAP,” written by Robert M. Stroup II and
advised by military historian Donald C.
Porter, before Pearl Harbor was attacked
in 1941, plans were already underway to
construct an airfield near the village of
A site was surveyed on Oct. 23, 1941
that consisted of over 1,500 acres.
“On Jan. 2, 1942, authorization was
received to proceed with construction of
base facilities. On January 17, a directive
was issued approving the acquisition of 33
parcels of land of different sizes and various
ownerships, mostly in the form of
farmland. While some owners were reluctant
to part with ground, most recognized
that the nation was at war and this was a
necessary commitment. Due to the
urgency of war, land owners were given
just 30 days to relocate, a task made even
more difficult by winter weather,” wrote
Stroup in “Crossroads of Liberty.”
Construction began on facilities to first
accommodate training for glider pilots,
then B-17 pilots. Following the end of the
war, Lockbourne’s mission shifted to support
of the fledgling Air Force, National
Guard and Reserve.
The Tuskegee Airmen were an important
part of the base’s history in the late
1940s, as well as the Strategic Air
Command in later years. Lockbourne
nearly doubled in size in the 1950s due to
the Korean War, necessitating another
acquisition of local land.
In 1974, Lockbourne was renamed
Rickenbacker Air Force Base in honor of
Eddie Rickenbacker. Five years later, following
re-alignment recommendations at
the federal level, the base started closing
down after SAC operations were transferred
elsewhere. It officially closed in
1994, albeit with an active Ohio National
Guard and Naval Reserve presence still to
this day, and operations converted to commercial
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Columbus Library offers “Culture Passes”
Columbus Metropolitan Library offers
its cardholders free admission to select central
Ohio cultural institutions.
The Culture Pass Program enables CML
customers to borrow passes just as they
would a book - using their library card.
This onetime pass, which must be checked
out in person, grants customers limited
free access to institutions that would otherwise
charge admission fees.
CML piloted the program in 2018, offering
culture passes to Franklin Park
Conservatory and the Wexner Center for
the Arts. Since then, CML has worked to
expand the number of participating organizations.
Newly added this month was the
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.
“With the help of our community partners,
we’re working to expose all central
Ohioans to the many renowned cultural
gems we are fortunate to have at our
doorstep,” said CML Chief Community
Engagement Officer Donna Zuiderweg. “As
a public library, our role is to ensure equal
access to all, and that goes well beyond
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Memorial honors the men and women of
Ohio who have given their lives in service
to their country. Specifically, those fallen
in the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and the
war on terrorism since Sept. 11, 2001
The Ohio Flags of Honor Traveling
Memorial event will be held July 2-5. The
opening ceremony is July 3 at 2 p.m. and
the closing ceremony is July 5 at 11:50 a.m.
Bertha is a lovely lady.
She’s 7 years old, she is
good with kids, good
with dogs, and good
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people. All she wants to
do is wave hello to
everyone she meets. If
you’ve been in search
of a new 72-pound best friend, then what are
you waiting for? Come meet Bertha. She is up
for adoption at the Franklin County Dog
Clever is a bit of a wallflower.
She is a 6-yearold
pit bull mix. This shy
yet charming girl is
searching for a patient
owner with a relaxed
lifestyle. Clever could
use gentle guidance to
help her out of her
shell. Treat her sweet and kind and she will
blossom. Adopt her from the Franklin County
Dr. Honeydew is fondly called Doc. She is
mom to the Muppets, who are also ready to
Current participating cultural organizations:
•Columbus Museum of Art: Passes
available at all CML locations
•Columbus Zoo and Aquarium: Passes
available at CML’s Main Library and
Barnett, Driving Park, Franklinton,
Hilltop, Karl Road, Linden, Marion-
Franklin, Martin Luther King, Northern
Lights, Northside, Parsons, Shepard and
•Franklin Park Conservatory: Passes
available at CML’s Driving Park, Martin
Luther King and Shepard branches
•National Veterans Memorial and
Museum: Passes available at CML’s Main
Library and Barnett, Franklinton, Martin
Luther King and Parsons branches
•Ohio History Center: Passes available
at CML’s Karl Road, Linden, Northern
Lights and Northside branches
•Pizzuti Collection of the Columbus
Museum of Art: Passes available at all
The event will be held at Madison
Christian School, 3565 Bixby Road,
pets of the week
be adopted. Doc is a
gentle soul. She loves
hanging out by a sunny
window. She is shy and
can join a home with
adults or older teens
and a feline friend, given
the right introduction.
Doc is a beautiful tabby
with gorgeous markings that shine in the light
and is ready for a comfortable home where
she can be loved. Doc is up for adoption
through Friends for Life Animal Haven.
Daddy Warbucks is 2 years old. He ended
up in rescue because
his owner died. He loves
being held, brushed and
purrs like crazy when
you give him pets. He’s
currently residing at the
Pet Supplies Plus at
Consumer Square West
Shopping Center. Stop
in the store if you’d like to meet him or contact
Colony Cats. Daddy Warbucks is neutered,
microchipped, and up to date on vaccines.
•Wexner Center for the Arts: Passes
available at all CML locations.
The culture pass program offers each
participating institution the opportunity to
select which specific CML locations will
offer their passes based on the neighborhoods
and communities associated with
their outreach, diversity and inclusion
goals. Therefore, culture passes are only
available for in-person customer checkout
at the specific locations listed above.
Culture passes cannot be reserved like traditional
library items, however customers
can check their availability at columbuslibrary.org
by typing “culture pass” into the
catalog search bar.
Each participating organization offers
their passes to CML and its customers for
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free. CML does not purchase passes as it
does with traditional library materials.
Each organization sets its own rules for
how many individuals are covered under
its passes and on which days the passes
will be honored. Partner organizations also
set the number of passes allotted to each
designated CML location. Many of the participating
organizations remain closed — or
open in a limited capacity — due to the coronavirus
pandemic. Therefore, customers
who check out a culture pass are advised to
call the organization ahead of their visit for
hours and rules, or to redeem their pass for
a timed ticket.
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Youth work program
High school students will have the
chance to gain first-hand work experience
and earn up to $1,300 this summer thanks
to a $1.4 million investment from Franklin
The Franklin County Board of
Commissioners approved an agreement
between the Department of Job and Family
Services and three local nonprofits to provide
paid work readiness training through
the summer Ready 2 Earn program.
This partnership brings together
Franklin County JFS, the Columbus
Urban League, Godman Guild Association
and TECH CORPS Ohio to offer a combination
of project-based learning and traditional
work opportunities for 14- to 18-
year-olds this summer.
“Programs like Ready 2 Earn are generational
investments,” said Deputy County
Administrator Joy Bivens, who oversees
the commissioners’ health and human
services agencies. “It’s not just about providing
an opportunity for young people to
earn money over one summer. It’s about
equipping them to excel in college or their
career. This is one way we begin to close
the racial wealth gap and move families up
the economic ladder.”
Ready 2 Earn partners will provide a
blend of in-person work readiness training
and interactive webinars. Youth will have
the chance to gain exposure to in-demand
career fields ranging from coding, cybersecurity
and robotics to health care and early
childhood education. Ready 2 Earn partners
will also offer a broad array of work
placements, from the Huntington Bank to
the Furniture Bank of Central Ohio, to Top
Golf or the Columbus Museum of Art.
All participating students — regardless
of whether they are in the project-based
learning track or more traditional work
placement track — will receive training covering
essential workplace behaviors such
as professionalism, teamwork and critical
thinking, along with resume writing tips
and interview etiquette. Participants will
receive a $1,000 stipend with the chance to
earn an additional $300 in incentives for
hitting program-specific targets.
Ready 2 Earn is just part of summer
programming for youth throughout
Franklin County that the commissioners
will be funding this year. The program also
supports the commissioners’ Rise Together
Blueprint To Reduce Poverty in Franklin
County, which calls for providing “comprehensive
career readiness support for students
with exposure to work and integrated
skill-based learning opportunities.”
Students and parents can learn more by
•Columbus Urban League:
•Godman Guild: www.godmanguild.org/
•TECH CORPS: techcorps.org/
The Franklin County Department of Job
and Family Services provides timely public
assistance benefits and builds community
partnership through inclusion, responsiveness
Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein
announced an innovative public safety and
crime prevention program being piloted by
the City Attorney’s Office and the Franklin
County Commissioners, in partnership
with Columbus State Community College,
which aims to help Columbus residents by
providing repair services for broken or
burned-out safety lights on their vehicle.
The program, Project Taillight, seeks to
improve community safety by connecting
low-income residents with proactive headlight,
taillight, license plate light, and/or
turn signal repair services for free.
“We know that non-violent crime is
often linked to poverty and lack of economic
opportunity, and the City Attorney’s
Office remains committed to finding creative
ways to reduce these avoidable interactions
between neighbors and law enforcement,”
said Columbus City Attorney Zach
Klein. “Our hope is that this program will
help keep our neighbors safe and reduce
traffic violations for small issues like a broken
taillight or turn signal, giving police
officers even more time to focus on more
urgent, violent crime in our community.”
The vehicle repairs are performed by
students enrolled in Columbus State
Community College’s automotive technology
program. Over the past few months, the
pilot program has held soft-launch events
as partners work through operational
logistics of onsite repairs at the college and
processes for verifying eligibility and identifying
and ordering parts for repairs.
“Part of the mission of Columbus State
is to serve the community,” said Ian
Andrews, assistant professor of engineering
and transportation technologies. “This
program, which assists needs-based car
owners with safety-related repairs, is a
modest way we can give back that appears
to have big impact for the folks coming
through the program.”
The City Attorney’s Office and Franklin
County Commissioners are working
through community organizations and
neighborhood groups to promote Project
Taillight, secure participants, verify eligibility
and schedule repairs with Columbus
State’s program. Franklin County residents
in households with annual incomes
at or below 200 percent of the federal
poverty level are eligible to participate in
“Research shows there is an everincreasing
rise in residents facing financial
challenges, these challenges are exasperated
even further when our low-income
neighbors are disproportionality impacted
by non-moving traffic violations while driving
to places like school or work,” said
Franklin County Commissioner John
O’Grady. “The Project Taillight pilot program
not only improves safety on our roads
but lifts-up those marginalized community
members that are negatively impacted by
these infractions and the criminal justice
system. Connecting those in need with free
lighting system repairs while providing
Columbus State Community College students
teaching and learning opportunities
is yet another win-win way Franklin
County stays committed to promoting
racial equity, inclusion and diversity and
eliminating racial disparities.”
As a pilot program, Project Taillight is
currently scheduled to run through the end
of 2021. The $50,000 budget comes from
the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of
Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice
Assistance, Edward Byrne Memorial
Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) sub-award
from Franklin County Board of
Commissioners’ Office of Justice Policy and
Programs, and a $25,000 contribution from
the Columbus Department of Public Safety
To participate in the Project Taillight
program, residents must be pre-registered
through the Columbus City Attorney’s
Office following the eligibility screening.
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Dog license extension
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 exten-
sion will allow dog owners more time to
purchase or renew a license without a
“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
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.
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
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CW’s Howard ready for future academic challenges
By Linda Dillman
Recent Canal Winchester High School
graduate and valedictorian Gabriella
Howard is following a career path she imagined
at a young age–to attend a top 10 university
following her secondary education.
This fall, Howard can check off that goal
when she enters the doors of Northwestern
University to pursue an undergraduate degree
in applied math and economics.
“My parents took me and my siblings on
many college visits to top colleges, such as
Harvard, Princeton, Vanderbilt, Northwestern,
and many others,” said Howard. “When
we visited Northwestern, I fell in love with
everything about it. Also, Northwestern has
the only competitive applied math program
in the country that focuses on the social sciences,
called Mathematical Methods in the
Social Sciences. It only accepts 30 students
per year, and I was accepted.”
Howard plans to attend graduate school
to further increase her expertise and envisions
a future in which she conducts Ph.D.
level research in academia or industry.
She is also a National Merit Finalist. The
top one percent of high school juniors taking
the PSAT entrance exam–an elite field
which includes Howard–earn National
Merit semi-finalist status.
Qualified students then apply to become
one of 2,500 finalists who receive a $2,500
“I had a great high school experience
at Canal Winchester. I made
countless memories, amazing
friends, and learned so much. I believe
these last four years have prepared
me for college and life after
college and I can’t wait to see how
the rest of my life turns out.”
- Gabriella Howard
scholarship. All totaled, Howard received
$18,500 in scholarships, including a 2021
Ohio Capital Conference Academic Scholarship,
Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society
Scholarship, Mabel Wagnalls Jones Scholarship,
South Central Power - Academic Excellence
Scholarship and Young
Entrepreneurs Program - YEP College
Getting to this point in her young life was
a path filled with college-level educational
opportunities, participation in the high
school’s Business Professionals of America
club, an agenda packed with sports competitions,
and community service.
“The main contribution that I made in
my community was through my and my siblings’
501(c)3 non-profit organization named
Pumpkins Helping People,” stated Howard.
“For the past few years, we have sold fall
pumpkins through our website, www.pumpkinshelpingpeople.org,
and have donated all
of the money to the Canal Winchester Food
Pantry. We have raised over $8,500 for the
Canal Food Pantry since 2017.”
Howard played soccer all four years of
high school, was on the varsity squad for
three years, and served as a captain her senior
year. She also played basketball and was
on the varsity track and field team her senior
year. Apart from sports, she was also involved
in multiple clubs.
While taking college classes at Columbus
State simultaneously during her high school
career, she was a member and president of
the college’s Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor
The class of 2021 valedictorian was
homeschooled until the sixth grade and attended
seventh grade part time at Canal
Winchester Middle School. From eighth
grade on, she attended district schools full
time and started taking college courses as a
high school freshman through the College
Credit Plus program.
“I had a great high school experience at
Canal Winchester. I made countless memories,
amazing friends, and learned so much,”
said Howard. “I believe these last four years
have prepared me for college and life after
college and I can’t wait to see how the rest
of my life turns out.”
Our Pictorial Past
by Rick Palsgrove
The canal in CW
Photo courtesy of the CW Area Historical Society
This is a photo from either the late 1890s or the early 1900s of the Ohio and Erie
Canal where it passed through downtown Canal Winchester. The High Street bridge
is visible in the center of the photo and a warehouse can be seen in the rear of the
photo. The towpath is at the left along with a canal boat.