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Businesses coming to

Main Street project named

Pohorilla honored

Photo by Greg Istt and courtesy of Motts Military Museum

In a ceremony on June 12, Motts Military Museum dedicated a flagpole to World War

II veteran and museum board member Lt. Mike Pohorilla. “We dedicated a flagpole

that Mike purchased for the museum,” said Motts Military Museum Director Warren

Motts. “During the ceremony, Mike talked about his experiences as a navigator on a

B-17 in World War II. We also gave special recognition to him and ‘The Greatest

Generation’ for all they had done for this great country during and after the war.” The

raising of the colors, 21-gun rifle salute, and “Taps” were performed by Pohorilla’s

VFW Post 10523 of Canal Winchester at the ceremony. Pohorilla signed a model of

the museum’s B-17 and Lenora Hause presented Pohorilla with a beautiful handmade

quilt. Pictured here, from left to right, are Motts Military Museum Director

Warren Motts, Motts Military Museum Assistant Director Lori Motts Byrd, and veteran

Mike Pohorilla as the marker for the dedicated flagpole is unveiled.

By Rick Palsgrove

Groveport Editor

Hougland is newest council member

The names of the first three businesses

that will occupy the two, large new buildings

to be built on Groveport’s Main Street

were announced on June 14.

“We have some top notch businesses

coming in here,” said Groveport Economic

Development Director Jeff Green.

“A lot of good things are happening,”

added Mayor Lance Westcamp.

The businesses are:

•Delaney’s Diner - a breakfast, lunch,

brunch restaurant open 6:30 a.m. to 2:30

p.m. Monday-Friday and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday. Delaney’s Diner

will occupy 4,000 square feet of space with

a patio on the west end of the Rarey’s Port

building, 674 Main St. Delaney’s has two

other locations in Westerville and

Reynoldsburg.

•Preston’s: A Burger Joint and

Honey’s Fried Chicken - According to

Green, the burgers are cooked in a

“smashed” style and cooked and served to

the customer’s liking. Preston’s currently

has a space in the North Market and will

soon open a space in the new Columbus

Crew stadium downtown. Preston’s: A

Burger Joint and Honey’s Fried Chicken

will occupy a little under 3,000 square feet

on the west end of the Wert’s Grove building,

480 Main St.

•Mmelo Confectionary & Café - Green

said Mmelo specializes in high-end chocolates

and confections as well as breads and

pastries. The café will offer a full lunch

and dinner menu with made to order specialties,

coffee and espresso. Customers

will be able to watch the chocolates being

made in the rear of the shop and café. They

currently have a café at Polaris in the

Chase Bank building. Mmelo

Confectionary & Café will occupy around

2,300 square feet, plus patio, on the east

end of the Wert’s Grove building, 480 Main

St.

“Neither Preston’s nor Mmelo will feature

a bar, but both plan to offer a selection

of wines, beers and (at Preston’s) premixed

specialty cocktails,” said Green.

The Groveport Community

Improvement Corporation approved the

three leases on June 2. According to Green,

all the leases are for 10 years, starting at

$14 per square foot, increasing at the end

of two years and then yearly through the

end of the lease term.

“These businesses are a great fit for the

downtown, and really, the community in

general, because they’ll add additional dining

options, with Delaney’s being the only

restaurant in town besides Waffle House to

offer breakfast (all day),” said Green. “The

locations are convenient to the community

and to workers in the warehouses. They’re

also fairly low-key and aren’t likely to create

noise and other issues for residential

neighbors in the downtown.”

When asked how many total businesses

can fit into the Rarey’s Port building and

the Wert’s Grove building and when is it

expected these remaining spaces will be

filled, Green said, “Rarey’s Port is divisible

See MAIN, page 2

By Rick Palsgrove

Groveport Editor

Groveport City Council selected John

Hougland to fill the vacant seat on council.

Hougland replaces former councilman

Chad Grashel, who resigned effective June

14 because he is moving out of Groveport to

New Albany. Hougland will fulfill

Grashel’s unexpired term on council, which

runs through Dec. 31, 2021.

According to Groveport Law Director

Kevin Shannon, council decided not to

accept applications and conduct interviews

for the open council seat because it wanted

the next council member to be selected by

the voters in November rather than by

council. He said council also felt an application

and interview process would take

place too close to the date for individuals

seeking to file with the board of elections to

run for the council seat.

Shannon said council selected Hougland

because Hougland is only interested in

serving on council just until the end of

Grashel’s unexpired term.

“Hougland has no desire to run for the

seat in November,” said Shannon. “Council

wanted to find a well qualified, long standing

and well known member of the community

to fill the seat. Hougland merely

wants to come in and do the job and then

let voters decide in November who will fill

See HOUGLAND, page 2

Messenger photo by Rick Palsgrove

John Hougland (right) being sworn in as

the newest member of Groveport City

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his recent unassisted triple play.

Unassisted triple play

By Rick Palsgrove

Groveport Editor

Ty Thomas, age 10, did something rare in a youth recreation

league baseball game that many Major League baseball players

have never even done - he completed an unassisted triple play.

Thomas is a member of Obetz Team Yellow and he made his

triple play in a recent game against Canal Winchester Team

White.

“Ty was pitching and caught a ball that was somewhere

between a fly ball and line drive,” said his father, Aric Thomas.

“The bases were loaded and he tagged out the kid running from

second to third base and then went over and stepped on third

base after Coach Alwood reminded him of that potential out, as

well. It was an unassisted triple play. He was excited to turn the

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the seat going forward.”

Hougland, a retired pharmacist who

operated the Groveport Pharmacy for

many years, confirmed this stating, “I

have no desire whatsoever in running in

November. I can do this for six months

with no problem. I feel with all that’s going

on in the city it is imperative we have a

full council in place.”

According to the Groveport City

Charter, Groveport City Council had 30

days from the date of Grashel’s resignation

to name his replacement. If council had

not named a replacement within 30 days,

then Mayor Lance Westcamp had the

authority to select someone to fill the seat

by appointment.

Continued from page 1

into six spaces/storefronts, each around

1,000 square feet. Delaney’s will occupy

four of them which leave one space

remaining that is 2,059 square feet. Our

goal is to attract a retail tenant. Wert’s

Grove is divisible into five spaces/storefronts,

each around 1,100 square feet.

Preston’s/Honey’s will occupy three of the

spaces and Mmelo will occupy two.”

About the 1847 Main project

The Rarey’s Port and Wert’s Grove

buildings are a project known as The 1847

Main Project and the city of Groveport is

the developer for both sites.

Green said construction on the 14,145

square foot Rarey’s Port building, to be

located the northeast corner of Front and

Main streets next to Ace Hardware (674

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

July with completion expected by late

March 2022. Construction of the 12,184

square foot Wert’s Grove building, to be

located at the northwest corner of College

and Main streets (480 Main St.), will start

in August with completion expected by

April 2022.

“We will be holding a formal groundbreaking

for the 1847 Main project on July

27,” said Green. “Construction will begin

on the Rarey’s Port building on July 28 and

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

The two new buildings will be two-story

brick, mixed-use commercial buildings.

The cost to construct the two buildings

is approximately $7.6 million. It is funded

by a combination of non-tax revenue bonds

and tax revenue bonds. According to

Groveport Finance Director Jason Carr,

non-tax revenue bonds equal taxable

bonds and tax revenue bonds equal taxexempt

bonds. He said the project will be

funded by general obligation bonds, which

are bonds from the bond market and are

not property tax bond issues that would be

voted on by the residents.

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.


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Council deals with traffic issues

By Rick Palsgrove

Groveport Editor

Groveport City Council is looking for

ways to keep traffic flowing smoothly during

construction this summer on west

Groveport Road.

On June 14, council declared the area

along Groveport Road between Swisher

Road and Greenpointe Drive a construction

zone and temporarily reduced the speed

limit on Groveport Road there to 35 mph.

Work is underway to add turn lanes on

Groveport Road at Saltzgaber Road.

“It’s all about safety,” said Groveport

City Engineer Steve Farst. “They

(Franklin County) also want to try to maintain

two-way traffic there during construction.”

The construction on Groveport Road is

part of a project that includes the 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 also includes

the construction of 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 Road.

One way alleys

Council plans to postpone indefinitely

legislation that would change narrow

Canal Street and Shoemaker Alley to one

way streets. The proposal was to make

Shoemaker Alley one way west and Canal

Street one way east.

However, council asked city officials to

conduct a study of all the alleys in the city

to determine the most effective traffic patterns

for the alley system. Currently some

alleys are one way only and others are not.

“It’s better to study the whole alley system

rather than make changes piece meal,”

said Councilman Ed Dildine.

“The best approach is to look at the big

picture,” added Groveport City

Administrator B.J. King.

Farst said the right-of-ways of the city’s

alleys are about 20 feet.

No bouncing around

Council is considering legislation to prohibit

visitors to the city’s parks from having

a bounce house or other inflatable

entertainment items at a park.

Additionally, the same legislation would

prohibit the stapling or nailing of signs,

flyers, etc., to picnic tables, shelter houses,

or any park facility.

Property damage restitution

Council is considering legislation that

would enable the city to seek restitution

from people who cause damage to public

property.

“We wanted to formalize a process that

provides the opportunity for us to seek

reimbursement for costs when individuals

cause damage to public property,” said

King. “I anticipate this process will be used

mainly for damage from traffic accidents.

On occasion a traffic accident can result in

damage to public property, such as

guardrails, street signs, and light poles. In

the past the city has paid for these repairs.

Instead of eating the cost for the repairs,

the city would work with the individual’s

insurance provider to seek reimbursement.”

King said there have not necessarily

been a frequency accidents lately that triggered

this process.

“However, we want to have the process

and fees in place for whenever an accident

does occur,” said King. “In the past,

guardrails, street signs, and light poles

have been damaged.”

When asked if this ordinance would also

apply when individuals vandalize public

property, King said, “This is geared more

toward damage from traffic accidents, but

if someone intentionally damaged public

property, we would do what we could to

seek reimbursement for the cost of

repairs.”

King said the amount of money the city

could save if this legislation is enacted is

difficult to estimate.

“This is all based on damage to public

property,” said King. “However, this will

save the city money any time damage

occurs to public property and we can

recoup the cost for repair.”

Groveport Police statistics

May crime statistics, according to the

Groveport Police: 6 arrests, 14 accidents, 5

assaults, 0 burglary, 8 domestic disputes, 2

domestic violence, 2 OVI and alcohol, 11

thefts/robberies, 1 stolen/unauthorized

use, 0 missing persons, 0 weapon related

call, 4 narcotic related offense, 0 school

related incidents, 3 parking, 5 threats, 4

vandalism, 19 traffic citations, 1 sex related

crime, 1 suicide attempt/DOA.

ird ursday

The city of Groveport will host Third

Thursday, a summer festival series featuring

music, food trucks, vendors, and more.

Third Thursday will take place on:

•July 15 - “Americana!” with pony rides

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and a bounce house;

•Aug. 19 - “Dog Days” with a dog show

and adoptable pets; and

•Sept. 16 - “Fall Kickoff!” with hay

rides, photo backdrop, and free mini-pumpkins.

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

Cruiser Park, 4677 Bixby Road. For information

contact jreeves@groveport.org.

Groveport history

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photographs, artifacts, and documents

about Groveport’s history. The

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Groveport history films

Two documentary films on the history

of Groveport, produced by the Groveport

Heritage Society and Midnet Media, are

now available for viewing online on

YouTube.The films are: “Groveport: A

Town and Its People” and “The Story of

John S. Rarey and Cruiser.”

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Police officer is serving home and country

By Rick Palsgrove

Groveport Editor

A Groveport Police officer is not only

serving her community, she is serving her

nation.

Sworn into the Groveport Police

Department in January 2020, SPC Shellie

Rimmer is currently stationed with the

United States Army in Saudi Arabia.

“I enlisted into the United States Army

in July of 2016, so relatively new by some

standards,” said Rimmer. “My contract of

service ends July 2024, at which time I can

decide to re-enlist and continue my military

career or focus on my civilian career.”

Rimmer is a Reservist with the 807th

Hospital Center from Twinsburg, Ohio.

However, she is deployed with 12th Missile

Defense Battery.

“My rank is currently a Specialist, or

what’s known as an E-4,” said Rimmer.

“I’m awaiting paperwork to be sent to my

current unit for a battlefield promotion on

my behalf. The promotion would be to sergeant,

E-5. My MOS (Military

Occupational Specialty) is 25B, which is an

IT specialist.”

She expects to return to duty as a

Groveport police officer this fall.

“Following a deployment, most soldiers

take some time to reconnect with family

and friends to strengthen those foundational

relationships that are so important during

mobilization,” said Rimmer. “My plan

is to take a week off to do just that, visit my

family and friends. Although I do expect to

return to duty fairly quickly, possibly the

second week of December.”

Rimmer said she has always been calculated

and cautious as to the employers and

organizations she chose to join.

“I originally started my journey looking

to be a successful U.S. Marshal,” said

Rimmer. “But during the adventure I fell in

love with being a police officer. Prior to

becoming a police, I was a correction officer

at the Women’s Huron Valley prison in

Ypsilanti MI. I knew any career I chose

would entail my need to want help others.

It’s satisfying to know that I’ve found my

niche early in life.”

Rimmer said she is a “true believer that

community policing is the best strategy for

police departments and as a must for those

who protect and serve.”

During the April 30 storm, a large tree

on our property at the corner of Main and

West streets lost a significant amount of

large branches. We were not the only business

or residence enduring damage, but

ours was depicted in the Messenger newspaper’s

photo essay in its May 16 edition.

The photos showed not only the damage

from the storm, but the work ahead for the

city of Groveport, business owners, and

residents to restore their locations to regular

operating conditions.

“As a police officer, I get to know

and grow with the community I serve.

The relationships built between my fellow

officers and members of the community

are lasting and it’s rewarding to

see the positive impacts we can make

as public servants.”

- Shellie Rimmer

Groveport Police officer and

U.S. Army SPC

She said, as an officer, one must have a

relationship built with the community as a

whole and with the individual community

members one serves to quickly find the best

approaches to lasting solutions for anything

that might come up.

“It’s much easier to ask for support from

people who know and trust you, than if you

are a stranger to them,” said Rimmer.

She said she joined the military

because, after her completion of NJROTC

in high school, she enjoyed the culture and

structure of the military.

“It quickly became a bucket list add on

for me,” said Rimmer. “When I turned 27, I

challenged myself to join. The selling

points that won me over were the great

benefits the Army provides and the opportunity

for such an accomplishment to help

advance my career.”

When asked what the most interesting

experience she has had in her role in the

military, Rimmer said, “It would be attending

Advanced individual training. My role

in the military allowed me to attend great

IT courses. Courses that range from learning

a computer’s nomenclature, repairs and

building computers, programing, networking,

and cyber security.”

She said there are several similarities

between her career as a police officer and

being a soldier.

“Both fields have a rank structure,

require physical fitness standards, require

firearm qualifications and safety training,

also, uniforms and drill and ceremony are a

large part as they preserve tradition and

honor the pursuit of excellence and discipline,”

said Rimmer. “I also find the core

values of both are the same and these values

inspire me daily. Being in uniform is an

We would like to publicly thank the

Groveport Police, Groveport Public Service

Director Brian Strayer and the Public

Works Department employees for their

responsiveness in promptly clearing away

the tree debris and beginning the restoration

process for us. The way they rallied

around residents and business owners

when disaster struck reaffirmed the spirit

of collaboration in our city.

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expression of the duty to service that I feel

and this is what I take with me into the

field. Both are focused on community interactions

and as a Reservist, I am more fully

aware of just how many service members,

Guard and Reserve are your next door

neighbors.”

She said the differences are significant,

too.

“I am currently serving overseas and my

duty stations change versus being in one

city and community over a number of years

or even entire career,” said Rimmer. “In the

military, we hope our presence serves to

make a lasting impact for the betterment of

the lives of those living there. But we only

have a short time to serve there and then

the responsibility is turned over to the next

rotation of soldiers or the local population —

passing the torch. As a police officer, I get

to know and grow with the community I

serve. The relationships built between my

fellow officers and members of the community

are lasting and it’s rewarding to see

the positive impacts we can make as public

servants.”

Originally being from Cleveland,

Rimmer had never heard of Groveport

until she applied for the vacant police officer

position.

Groveport has a great history and hospitality,”

said Rimmer. “I’ve never met so

many people with such great spirits and

love for their home town.”

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Cruisers’ athletics fared well during the pandemic

By Rick Palsgrove

Groveport Editor

The Groveport Madison Cruiser athletic

program has weathered the past year’s

coronavirus pandemic and its accompanying

restrictions.

“I thought our athletic teams fared very

well during the pandemic,” said Groveport

Madison Schools Athletic Director Steve

Petros. “Our overall numbers were down in

a lot of our sports, but we definitely competed

very well.”

Petros said the coaches’ and kids’

morale remained high and everyone did

what they had to do.

“I can’t say enough about the great job

our coaches did following the pandemic

protocols and doing everything that was

asked of them so we could move forward,”

said Petros. “We also had great leadership

from Superintendent Garilee Ogden,

Deputy Superintendent Jamie Grube and

(high school principal) Paul Smathers.

They provided us with everything we needed.”

He said the sports that suffered the

most were the spring sports in 2020 since

they actually lost a season.

“Overall, I felt all of our sports handled

the restrictions very well,” said Petros.

He said dealing with the pandemic and

its restrictions resulted in him having the

most stressful time he has had in his nine

year career as an athletic director at

Groveport Madison.

“August and September were pretty

rough,” said Petros. “The only stress that

compares was having a football field that

was a pile of dirt with the opening kick off

10 days away. I look back at it fondly but

hope to never have that kind of stress

again. We sure hope that things are back to

normal when the fall season comes. Time

will tell, but we are always waiting for

information from the health department

Messenger photo by Pat Donahue

Groveport Madison Cruiser senior running

back Jalil Underdown outruns

would be Westland tacklers on his way to

another long touchdown run in a varsity

football game played last August.

and the state leadership.”

During Petros’ tenure as athletic director

the Cruisers have won a football title, a

boys soccer title, a cheer title, three

wrestling titles, three softball championships.

“We have seen the baseball team beat

the number one team in the state and football

beat the state champion,” said Petros.

“We have seen our boys basketball team in

the district finals. Bowling has competed at

states as has individuals in wrestling and

track. We also started the Cruiser Athletic

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Hall of Fame. We are very proud to have

started that in our list of achievements in

the athletic department.”

He said Cruiser athletes and coaches

excel well beyond the playing field.

“We helped pass a levy when athletics

were on the line because our coaches and

athletes hit the streets and worked hard to

pass it to save our sports,” said Petros. “I’m

very proud to see our coaches work together

to give our kids a great experience. It is

unbelievable to me to see how hard our

coaches have also helped our kids in the

classroom. A lot of our kids have achieved

higher than they even expected. I wouldn’t

leave Groveport Madison for any job in the

state. Watching our coaches grow into leaders

and watching so many of our kids grow,

mature, and be really good in the classroom

and playing field never gets old.”

Petros said he has been a part of several

athletic programs in the past, but he would

not trade his Groveport Madison experience

for anything.

“We have had unbelievable achievements

on and off the playing field,” said

Petros. “From winning league titles in programs

that have never won a title or

haven’t for decades, to passing a levy, and

building a new school. I have experienced

more highs and lows in this job than all

jobs combined. It has been a great experience.”

Messenger photo by Pat Donahue

Groveport Madison’s Jennifer Perez

squares off for the ball in a girls varsity

soccer game last September.

West Main Street

Photo courtesy of the Groveport Heritage Museum

This is believed to be a 1908 photo of Groveport’s west Main Street looking east. A

few scattered homes lined the western limits of Main Street at that time. Note the

high grass along the dirt street that gives the area a rural feel.


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Happy Birthday America

Red, White & Kids Celebration

KIDS PARADE JUNE 29th

@ Middle School Central

751 Main St., Groveport, Ohio 43125

Staging @5:45pm | Parade Begins @6:00pm



*Parade Route:

Begins at 751 Main

Street, West Bound

on Main to Crooked

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Rd., East Bound

along Wirt Rd. back

to 751 Main Street.

Ohio Flags of Honor

Independence Day weekend in July 5.

Groveport will also feature the Ohio Flags The Ohio Flags of Honor opening ceremony

of Honor Traveling Memorial, which honors

is July 3 at 2 p.m. and will feature

the men and women of Ohio who gave guest speaker Warren Motts of Motts

their lives in service to their country. Military Museum. Three hundred volunteers

Specifically, those fallen in the wars in

are sought to carry flags during the

Afghanistan, Iraq and the war on terrorism

ceremony. The closing ceremony is July 5 at

since Sept. 11, 2001.

11:50 a.m. and will feature a dove release,

The Ohio Flags of Honor Traveling the playing of “Taps,” and a gun salute.

Memorial will be held July 2-5 at Madison At 9 a.m. on July 3, the Ohio Flags of

Christian Church, 3565 Bixby Road, Honor truck procession will begin at

Groveport.

Eastland Mall, travel through Groveport,

Set up day for the flag display at and end at Madison Christian Church.

Madison Christian Church’s soccer field A shuttle bus service will be provided by

will be July 2 from 7 a.m. to noon. the city of Groveport to and from Madison

Volunteers are welcome to join.

Christian Church campus for the city of

The flag display will be open to the public

Groveport’s Independence Day parade.

beginning at noon on July 2 and will For information on Ohio Flags of Honor,

remain open until the closing ceremony on visit ohioflagsofhonorgroveport.info.

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Happy Birthday America

Groveport celebrates the Fourth with parade and fireworks

By Rick Palsgrove

Groveport Editor

The city of Groveport will celebrate the

Fourth of July this year after last year’s

event was cancelled due to the ongoing

coronavirus pandemic.

The celebration will feature a parade,

music, and fireworks, on July 3.

“It is important to hold the event this

year to give the community a traditional

Independence Day celebration,” said

Groveport City Administrator B.J. King.

“It has been a long 15 months and things

are progressing towards normalcy. We are

all wanting to get back to doing our normal

activities and way of life. Other central

Ohio communities also plan to have

Independence Day celebrations so we are

not the stand alone. I feel like what we plan

can be done in a safe manner.”

The parade will start at 11 a.m. on July

3. Staging for the parade will be at the

Groveport Recreation Center. The parade

will start at Richardson Road and travel

west on Main Street, then turn right onto

Hendron Road and end at Glendening

Elementary.

Mayor Lance Westcamp announced this

year’s parade will be lead by six grand marshals

representing long-time local businesses.

“The COVID pandemic was hard on

small businesses,” said Westcamp. “We

wanted to recognize and honor some of our

long-time Groveport businesses who are

such a big part of our community and who

survived the pandemic.”

The six businesses who will serve as

parade grand marshals are: Birch Tavern,

Little Italy, Norm’s Market, Groveport

Dairy Queen, Ginger’s Little Lamb, and

the Flower Boutique/Zarbaugh’s

Barbershop.

The fireworks will be launched at dusk

on July 3 from Palm Pond in Heritage Park

on Wirt Road. Tune into radio frequency

88.3 to hear background music during the

fireworks.

Musical entertainment on July 3 begins

in the parking lot along Wirt Road with the

Sirens from 7:30 p.m. until 8:15 p.m. and

McGuffey Lane will perform from 8:30 p.m.

until 9:40 p.m.

Food vendors will include: Bubbas Ice;

Queens Table — fish and chips; and Holler

Dogs LLC — hot dogs, fries, onion rings,

corn dogs, burgers,and deep fried cheesecake.

One difference this year is that there

will be no kids games and activities.

No animals are permitted in the event

areas at any time during the Fourth of July

celebration.

“Fourth of July will be our first large

event open to the public (since the pandemic)

in the city of Groveport,” said

Kristiauna Trelay, community affairs

department administrative assistant.

“There’s something to be said about enjoying

outdoors, the fresh air, food trucks, and

simply being around people again that’s

just so refreshing. What better way to

return to some normalcy and traditions

like the celebration of Independence Day!”

Children’s parade

The children’s parade will be held on

June 29 at 6 p.m.. The children’s parade

will begin at Middle School Central, 751

Main St., then proceed west on Main Street

to Crooked Alley, south to Wirt Road, east

along Wirt Road back to 751 Main St..


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‘Hitman’ sequel is not a hit

One of the more pleasant cinematic surprises of

2017 was the release of “The Hitman’s Bodyguard,” a

silly and violent oddball comedy that placed Ryan

Reynolds in the role of the harried bodyguard and

Samuel L. Jackson as the footloose hitman on a selfserving

missing to take down a war criminal at an

international tribunal.

Despite the dumb premise, which it whole-heartedly

embraced, this film managed to become a sleeper hit

across at the domestic and global box office and that

was due in large part to the chemistry between the two

actors. As individuals, they have great action-comedy

personas but they function at completely different frequencies.

Reynolds is known more for his droll talking

sarcasm whereas Jackson is better known for his, let’s

say, colorful turn of phrases. Their unique styles work

for them separately — it has definitely served them

well throughout their careers — but putting them

together in a movie where they verbally and physically

spar was nothing short of lighting in a bottle.

Wanting to recapture that essence, the studio

quickly greenlit a sequel, brought back most of the cast

and crew (it retained director Patrick Hughes and

screenwriter Tom O’Connor with an assist from

Brandon Murphy and Phillip Murphy) and probably

crossed their fingers hoping for some more magic.

Having seen “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard,” however,

I can say the follow-up definitely lost some luster.

Rather than lean back into the pairing that made

the first film so delightfully absurd, the sequel sees

them separated for much of the action, especially in

the first half. When it opens, our harried bodyguard

Michael Bryce (Reynolds) is deep into a therapy session

where he recounts a recurring dream of being

stripped of his “Triple A” rating and permanently losing

his license thanks to his assassin frenemy Darius

Kincaid (Jackson). Feeling that she has heard this

story one too many times, his therapist tells him to

take a break from the “bodyguarding business” and go

relax on a beach somewhere and think about what his

future holds.

Following her advice, he jets off to the pristine

beaches in Italy where he plans to immerse himself

into Rhonda Byrne’s popular self-help book “The

Secret” and take a long sabbatical from guns and violence.

Those plans last approximately one day as he is

accosted by Darius’s equally violent wife Sonia (Salma

Hayek, expanding her well-received cameo into a coleading

role) who needs his help. According to Sonia,

who is a notable con artist, Darius has been abducted

Lithopolis Honeyfest - “bee” there!

The Lithopolis Honeyfest will be held Sept. 10 from

3-7 p.m. and Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in downtown

Lithopolis. The event features bee beards, beekeepers,

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honey extracting, hive inspection, junior beekeeping,

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The Reel Deal

by an international crime syndicate

and has specifically requested

she find Michael and get his assistance.

Against his better judgment,

Michael decides to help Sonia rescue

Darius from what he believes

is just a run-of-the-mill

vengeance deal — after all, Darius

has racked up quite a long list of

enemies. But they soon discover

that this is a part of a larger,

Dedra

Cordle

much more dangerous plot that involves cyber terrorism,

global markets and wreaking devastating havoc

across an entire continent.

Knowing the severity, they have to decide whether

they can keep each other alive long enough to stop this

from happening.

As is the case with most sequels, “The Hitman’s

Wife’s Bodyguard” is bigger and louder than its predecessor,

and packed with more action sequences and

more violence, especially at the hands of Sonia who

desperately wants her husband alive so they can start

a family. But where the sequel is found lacking is with

the humor and sense of fun felt throughout the first

one.

Though Reynolds and Jackson are together

throughout the second part of the film, their chemistry

does not quite crackle the way it did before. It could be

because of the dumber plot, the studio mandated cut to

the running time, the ‘focus on the family ‘thread

between Darius or Sonia, or just lazier dialogue but

their verbal digs just do not connect the same way they

did in “The Hitman’s Bodyguard.”

Despite that disservice to the audience, there are

some solid laughs to be found within — the ending with

the surprise “baby” was genuinely funny — but it does

not compare to what whipped throughout its predecessor.

So, if you were a big fan of the first film, beware of

the dampening of a good time in the second. But if

you’re looking for something that is kind of humorous,

extremely violent and “turn your brain off” escapist

fare, well, this might be a decent flick for you.

Grade: C

Dedra Cordle is a Messenger staff writer and columnist.

The Canal Winchester Labor Day Committee is

making plans for a Hometown Day celebration scheduled

for Sept. 4 — a small, community event for the

entire family.

As was previously announced, the Canal

Winchester Labor Day Festival Board and Committee

made the decision to cancel the 2021 Labor Day festival,

originally scheduled for Sept. 4, 5, and 6 due to

coronavirus pandemic.

Hometown Day will be a fun-filled celebration for

the entire community. The event will kick-off with a

parade at 11 a.m., full of street and neighborhood

floats and at least three marching bands. High Street

and Stradley Place will be filled with children’s activities

and food trucks, including Amish Country Donuts,

and musical acts such as Frankie & Ranke and The

Usual Suspects & Repeat Offenders. Additional entertainment,

including a special act for children, are in

the planning stages. More details to follow as they

become available. The Canal Winchester Area

Historical Society previously announced it will hold its

annual Ice Cream Social on Sept. 5 from 1-4 p.m. at the

Prentiss School at 10 W. Oak St., Canal Winchester.

Labor Day Festival organizers said they continue to

plan for the 100th Labor Day festival weekend celebration

in 2022.


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resident. Lic./bonded/Ins.

Reas rates. Member of

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TREE SERVICES

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Record months for

international cargo

Rickenbacker International Airport set

a record for international cargo arrivals.

For the month of April, Rickenbacker

Aviation handled 142 international allcargo

arrivals, eclipsing the prior record of

120 arrivals set in June 2020. And for the

first four months of 2021, international allcargo

arrivals were up nearly 60 percent.

Unlike the pandemic-related shipments

last June, Rickenbacker is now seeing a

surge in consumer products, fashion, electronics,

and auto and other manufacturing

components as international forwarders,

shippers and the airlines that serve them

seek a better alternative to congested gateways.

KidsFest 2021

The Groveport Recreation Department ,

Groveport Community Affairs

Department, and the Groveport Police will

host KidsFest 2021 on Aug. 7 from 9 a.m.

to noon in Groveport Park, 7370 Groveport

Road. This free event includes Touch-A-

Truck, Cops-N-Kids, Back to School Fest,

and document shredding. For information

visit groveport.rec.com.

Alumni Banquet

The Groveport Madison Alumni

Association announced it will be resuming

its Alumni

Banquet. The

next Alumni

Banquet will be

held Sept. 18

and will honor

the classes of

1970 and 1971,

who graduated

50 years ago.

The following

Alumni Banquet

will be May 21, 2022 and will honor

the class of 1972 on the 50th anniversary of

their graduation. The banquets will be held

at Groveport Madison High School, 4475 S.

Hamilton Road, Groveport. The May 21,

2022 date will resume the normal cycle

(third Saturday in May) for the banquet

moving forward.

Photo by Ron Coffman and

courtesy of Motts Military

Museum

Sidewalk

surfin’

www.columbusmessenger.com

Motts Military

Museum Assistant

Director Lori Motts

Byrd recently did

some sidewalk surfing

outside the

museum with the

help of Dave

Gerhardt. “I just

thought it looked

like fun to jump on

there when Dave

was pulling the platform

that we put our

chairs on,” she said.

“We were setting up for an event when I saw him pulling the platform I thought it

looked like fun and he said, ‘Jump on!’ so I did!” Gerhardt is a Marine Vietnam veteran

and a 1967 graduate of Groveport Madison High School. Motts Military

Museum is located at 5075 S. Hamilton Road in Groveport. For information visit

mottmilitarymuseum.org.

Senior Center

Groveport Senior Center, is located at

the Groveport Recreation Center, 7370

Groveport Road.

Call 614-836-1000.

Senior Transportation

Groveport senior transportation provides

transportation for senior and disabled residents

of the city of Groveport. For information

call 836-7433.

EZZO SAUSAGE COMPANY HAS

IMMEDIATE OPENINGS!

Ezzo Sausage Company, a 100-year old family owned sausage

and pepperoni manufacturer, is looking for production/processing workers

with a drive to get things done to join our growing team.

Ezzo Sausage Company, located at 683 Manor Park Dr. in Columbus, is

taking applications for immediate hire. We offer great pay, overtime, fully

paid medical benefits (after 30 days), a great dental plan and

monthly attendance bonuses!

Join us and find out what Ezzo Sausage Company is all about!

Call 614-445-8841 for more information or stop by at

683 Manor Park Drive and fill out an application.

BETHANY LUTHERAN

CHURCH, LCMS

1000 Noe-Bixby Rd., Columbus, OH 43213

Telephone: 614-866-7755

bethanylutheranchurch@weebly.com

NEW SERVICE TIME: 10:00 a.m.

NEW Summer Drive-in Services:

The second Sunday of every month will be a

“DRIVE-IN” service.

You can remain in your car or bring lawn chairs

and sit in the lawn

Be a Part of Our Local Worship Guide

Our Worship Guide is geared toward celebrating faith and helping readers

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

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

more than 19,000 households in the Groveport area.

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

614.272.5422 • kathy@columbusmessenger.com

Groveport

Messenger

OUTSIDE WORSHIP. BRING YOUR CHAIR,

LET THE LORD REPAIR

BRICE

UNITED METHODIST

CHURCH

3160 Brice Road, Brice, Ohio 43109

614-866-3025

Pastor Nick Shaw

Sunday Morning Worship Service - 10:30 a.m.

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