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<strong>Messenger</strong><br />

<strong>Westside</strong><br />

<strong>July</strong> 11 - 24, <strong>2021</strong> www.columbusmessenger.com Vol. XLVIII, No. 1<br />

Camping<br />

in the Hood<br />

By Dedra Cordle<br />

Staff Writer<br />

It was the late morning on June 26<br />

and the young cadets had just arrived at<br />

their destination on S. Oakley Avenue.<br />

Featured prominently on the property<br />

at the Hilltop Butterfly Garden was a<br />

splendid playground set that caught their<br />

eye, but little time was allowed for play<br />

before they were given a mission.<br />

The first order of the day was to hike<br />

to Joedean Small’s encampment next<br />

door and set up their tents for the night.<br />

The vast majority of the group of children<br />

had no idea what to do.<br />

“It’s harder than it looks,” said<br />

Rakiyah Lopez, 8. “Sometimes it doesn’t<br />

do what you want it to do.”<br />

As a veteran of the overnight adventure<br />

that is ‘Camping in the Hood is<br />

Good,’ Lopez quickly pitched her tent and<br />

assisted the others with theirs. When a<br />

few of the older cadet campers arrived a<br />

bit later, those who experienced their<br />

first success were eager to lend a hand.<br />

Though they did not know it at the<br />

time, they had just passed their first test<br />

to become a “Love Warrior.”<br />

A Love Warrior, explained camp<br />

founder Esther Flores, is “someone who<br />

doesn’t give up on a mission” no matter<br />

how trying it is. A Love Warrior is “someone<br />

who doesn’t give up on others — or<br />

themselves — when times get tough.”<br />

“They are tougher, these Love<br />

Warriors,” she said. “They know the<br />

power of helping others, of making a positive<br />

impact on someone’s life.<br />

She said Love Warriors follow that<br />

mindset, even if all they hear are doubts<br />

or the word “no.”<br />

Flores said she has heard those doubts<br />

and that word throughout most of her<br />

life, especially when she moved to the<br />

area and wanted to establish health clinics<br />

and drop-in shelters for harmed men,<br />

women and children.<br />

Through perseverance and networking<br />

with other like-minded individuals, she<br />

says she was able to establish a non-profit<br />

charity called 1DivineLine2Health.<br />

Under that umbrella, a number of programs<br />

were created including ‘Camping<br />

<strong>Messenger</strong> photos by Dedra Cordle<br />

After a year hiatus, the overnight adventure that is ‘Camping in the Hood is Good’<br />

returned to the westside on June 26. Pictured here at the Hilltop Butterfly Garden on<br />

S. Oakley Avenue are some of the happy campers, volunteers and safety officials who<br />

participated in the event.<br />

in the Hood is Good.’<br />

The intention of ‘Camping in the Hood<br />

is Good,’ she said, was to bring the great<br />

outdoors to children who otherwise may<br />

never have gotten that opportunity.<br />

“We wanted to provide them with a safe<br />

place to explore nature, to get their mind<br />

off of their troubles, to allow them the<br />

chance to be a kid.”<br />

She said when she announced her plans<br />

of making this location the overnight destination,<br />

the word that she heard the most<br />

was “no.”<br />

But among the naysayers were those<br />

who believed in this venture — who<br />

believed in the power of nature to heal, or<br />

at least inspire.<br />

Among those supporters of the idea was<br />

Fred Brophy, a sergeant with the<br />

Columbus Division of Police. Brophy has<br />

been with the division for 25 years and has<br />

spent the last decade working on the westside.<br />

He said he knows the reputation this<br />

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The Prairie Township Fire Department<br />

announced that it will once again be offering<br />

its Reading with the Firefighters program.<br />

The program, which started in 2017,<br />

will take place at 7 p.m. on <strong>July</strong> 13, 20, 27<br />

and Aug. 4.<br />

“We open our fire station to children<br />

and their families, and our firefighters<br />

read to them,” said Prairie Township Fire<br />

Chief Allen Scott. “The program takes<br />

place for one hour and families really enjoy<br />

it.”<br />

The program is geared toward children<br />

up to 10 years old.<br />

Reading over the summer is important<br />

and often children will forget what they<br />

learned the previous school year if they<br />

don’t continually read. The fire department<br />

wants to promote reading and<br />

encourage children to continue to do it over<br />

summer break.<br />

“We like to interact with the community,”<br />

Scott said. “This past year and a half<br />

we have only been able to respond to runs,<br />

so it is nice to be able to engage with the<br />

community again.”<br />

The books the department will read to<br />

children will change each week, but at<br />

least one week a book will focus on fire<br />

safety. Firefighters will also perform activities<br />

with children during the program.<br />

“We will give children a tour of the station<br />

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The Highland Youth Garden will host the Midsummer<br />

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community events<br />

out the garden while trying food samples, make a flower<br />

crown with The Flower Initiative, learn about bees in a<br />

clear observation hive from The Bee Collective, and join in<br />

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“It is a challenged neighborhood, there is no doubt<br />

about that,” he said. “But there is a lot of promise in<br />

this community, and a lot of it comes from kids like<br />

these.”<br />

Close to 20 children aged 7 to 13 participated in this<br />

year’s camping adventure. They come from a variety of<br />

backgrounds but have all faced some hardship<br />

throughout their young lives.<br />

“Some of these kids are growing up in poverty,<br />

growing up in single-homes, attending ‘F’ rated<br />

schools,” said Flores. “Some of these kids have seen<br />

violence, lost parents or loved ones to drugs. But look<br />

at them out here, smiling, having fun, finding new<br />

friends, and getting to explore the outdoors in a way<br />

they might never have been able to.”<br />

She said throughout the day-long adventure, lessons<br />

are intertwined with the crafting and entertainment<br />

festivities, including presentations given by public<br />

safety officials. Columbus firefighter Felecia<br />

Jackson shared home safety tips and offered encouragement<br />

when going after your dreams.<br />

“I’ve always wanted to be a firefighter and I’ve tried<br />

a few times to join the department but I was never able<br />

to until I reached my 40-somethings,” she said. “I just<br />

want to tell them that you can do anything you put<br />

your mind to and that nothing can stop you except your<br />

will to do it.”<br />

Brophy, who also served as an adult chaperone for<br />

this year’s outing, spoke of the importance of gun and<br />

street safety. He invited a few members of the bike<br />

unit to join and engage with the children.<br />

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they love seeing the fire trucks.”<br />

Slowly the fire department has begun to open their<br />

doors to the community, after the novel coronavirus<br />

pandemic. Recently, the department held its annual<br />

fish fry and are now letting students ride along with<br />

them.<br />

Rakiyah Lopez, 8, proudly displays the artwork she<br />

made during a crafting session at the camp.<br />

“I want these kids to know that there are other<br />

adults out there who are looking out for them,” he said.<br />

“That there are people in their corner even if they don’t<br />

believe in it themselves.”<br />

Flores said that is another aspect of being a true<br />

Love Warrior — believing in love even though events<br />

can make you question it.<br />

“There are bad things out there, but there are so<br />

many people out there willing to help.<br />

“And that is what this whole thing is all about —<br />

sharing our love with these kids and seeing them open<br />

up and be able to share it with someone else.”<br />

The department plans to host its annual Fire<br />

Prevention Festival as well this year.<br />

“It will take place Oct. 17 and will feature food<br />

trucks, fire safety activities for kids and a variety of<br />

other things,” Scott said. “It is great to have our staple<br />

community events again and open up our station to the<br />

community.”<br />

In previous years, the event has had an<br />

EMS helicopter on display, a smoke house,<br />

opportunities for kids to use one of the fire<br />

hoses and other engaging activities.<br />

Scott added that despite the station<br />

opening back up to the community, they<br />

are still being cautious. First responders<br />

continue to wear masks and other protective<br />

equipment when responding to calls in<br />

order to protect themselves from COVID-<br />

19.<br />

“Even though COVID isn’t gone, things<br />

are starting to feel normal” Scott said. “We<br />

feel it is very important to engage with the<br />

community and have a strong relationship,<br />

so we are excited to be able to put on some<br />

of these fun events again.”<br />

For more information on activities at the<br />

Prairie Township Fire Department, visit<br />

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The parade<br />

is back!<br />

<strong>Messenger</strong> photos by Dedra Cordle<br />

The residents of the westside had been<br />

waiting for this moment for more than a<br />

year: Around 9 a.m. on June 26, the<br />

sights and sounds of marching bands,<br />

fire engines, laughter and little feet scurrying<br />

across the pavement to pick up<br />

thrown candy filled portions of West<br />

Broad Street during the Westland Area<br />

Business Association’s annual<br />

Independence Day Parade and<br />

Celebration. Canceled last year due to<br />

the pandemic, the parade was back in<br />

full force as more than 25 businesses,<br />

high schools, dance companies and<br />

public safety organizations brought<br />

smiles, sugar, and a little sense of normalcy<br />

back to the community. (Above)<br />

Showing their delight at the parade’s<br />

return, as well as their bag full of goodies,<br />

are (from left to right) Harper Farrell,<br />

Luca Green, Lucy Wonder, Nora Wonder,<br />

Hazel Farrell and Cooper Wonder.<br />

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office<br />

Mounted Unit made an appearance at<br />

the WABA Parade.<br />

The Westland High School marching<br />

band performs.<br />

Employees of the Angel Animal Hospital<br />

and their pets were among the 20 plus<br />

parade participants.<br />

To see more parade photos, visit<br />

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Library expands hours<br />

Southwest Public Libraries will expand<br />

its operating hours starting <strong>July</strong> 6. The<br />

Grove City Library and the Westland Area<br />

Library will now be open Monday through<br />

Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.,<br />

Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and<br />

Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.<br />

For more information, visit www.swpl.org.<br />

Westgate Elementary reunion<br />

A reunion is planned for teachers and<br />

students from Westgate Elementary School<br />

from the 1970s. The reunion will be held<br />

from 9 a.m. to noon <strong>July</strong> 17 at Parkview<br />

United Methodist Church, 344 S.<br />

Algonquin Ave. in Columbus.<br />

Free lunch at UHMC<br />

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Friday starting on <strong>July</strong> 2 from 11 a.m. to 1<br />

p.m. The church is located at 99 S.<br />

Highland Ave.<br />

Blood drive at St. Cecilia<br />

The American Red Cross will host a<br />

blood drive from 2 to 8 p.m. <strong>July</strong> 15 at St.<br />

Cecilia Church, 434 Norton Road. To<br />

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At a recent meeting, the Prairie<br />

Township trustees discussed overtime<br />

within the fire department and were introduced<br />

to the new EMS coordinator.<br />

The board approved spending $50,000<br />

on overtime expenses for the fire department.<br />

The money was reallocated from the<br />

salaries payout to overtime.<br />

“We continue to have a member on<br />

extended illness, which is increasing our<br />

OT costs,” said Prairie Township Fire Chief<br />

Allen Scott.<br />

Scott also introduced the board to Rob<br />

Cloud, EMS coordinator for the township.<br />

“Rob Cloud has worked to create an<br />

EMS committee for the southwestern<br />

area,” Scott said. “Rob Cloud and the EMS<br />

committee have been working to reduce the<br />

cardiac response time by tracking key cardiac<br />

indicators from April 2020 to April<br />

<strong>2021</strong> with great success.”<br />

Cloud said the township has several<br />

challenges to overcome to meet its EMS<br />

goals.<br />

“Currently the equipment is 11 years<br />

old and we only have two machines,” Cloud<br />

said. “New equipment and more are needed<br />

to keep improving and to keep up with<br />

technology.”<br />

With this in mind, Scott asked the board<br />

to allow the department to enter into an<br />

agreement with STRYKER, a cardiac monitor<br />

vendor.<br />

“This agreement will last for a period of<br />

10 years at a cost of $42,250 per year, or a<br />

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Chief talks OT and EMS staff<br />

Representation survey<br />

The Council Residential Districting<br />

Commission is drawing the maps that will<br />

create nine council districts in the city of<br />

Columbus. The commission is asking for<br />

help by completing a short survey.<br />

The survey asks users for their insights<br />

on neighborhood representation in<br />

Columbus and how they want to see the<br />

CRDC address the new residential council<br />

districts. The information collected will<br />

inform the strategy in drawing the maps,<br />

which will take place later this year.<br />

The survey is available at www.surveymonkey.com/r/Columbusdistricts.<br />

Vaccine clinic at Westland High<br />

OhioHealth will host a COVID-19 vaccination<br />

clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each<br />

Tuesday through Aug. 31. The clinic will be<br />

held at Westland High School, 146<br />

Galloway Road in Galloway. To schedule<br />

an appointment, call 614-566-8187. Walkin<br />

are also accepted. For more information,<br />

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Trash Summit<br />

The Greater Hilltop Area Commission<br />

will host a trash summit from 12 to 2 p.m.<br />

total of $422,500,” Scott said. “This agreement<br />

will include three new cardiac monitors,<br />

three automatic defibrillators, two<br />

Lucas (automated CPR) devices, all of the<br />

necessary software, and maintenance for<br />

all the devices.”<br />

According to Scott, the agreement guarantees<br />

that updates to the devices or software<br />

that are released during the 10-year<br />

agreement will be free.<br />

“If we were to purchase all of these components<br />

individually, the cost would be<br />

$581,100,” Scott said.<br />

The trustees also approved spending up<br />

to $9,000 on blacktop repair and sealing at<br />

Fire Station 243.<br />

In other township news, the board<br />

approved a resolution establishing ‘no<br />

parking’ anytime on both sides of Owen<br />

Street from Norton Road to Inah Avenue.<br />

“Mr. (Dave) McAninch has seen enough<br />

evidence that he believes this area of Owen<br />

should be no parking,” said Rob Peters,<br />

township administrator. “The HOA is getting<br />

frustrated with the vehicles not being<br />

ticketed.”<br />

The board also approved the issuance of<br />

yard sale permits in the township.<br />

“The issuance of yard sale permits was<br />

put on hold last March due to COVID,”<br />

Peters said<br />

Peters also asked the board to reopen<br />

the commercial building and zoning<br />

department office to the public. As COVID-<br />

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Aug. 7 at Briggs Road Baptist Church,<br />

3231 Briggs Road in Columbus. The public<br />

meeting will be held to address concerns<br />

about trash and illegal dumping in the<br />

Hilltop. The meeting is open to the public<br />

but will be streamed online on the commission’s<br />

Facebook page.<br />

Pet supply drive at library<br />

Southwest Public Libraries will host the<br />

Patrons and Paws pet supply donation<br />

drive through <strong>July</strong> 31. Patrons can bring in<br />

donations of pet supplies to either the<br />

Grove City Library or the Westland Area<br />

Library. The items will be passed on to<br />

local animal shelters.<br />

Weeknight park cleanup<br />

Friends of Westgate Park will hold a<br />

weeknight cleanup event from 3:30 to 5:30<br />

p.m. <strong>July</strong> 22. Volunteers can meet at the<br />

Westgate Park shelter house, 3271<br />

Wicklow Road in Columbus. Participants<br />

will help to pick up litter and maintain<br />

flower beds. Tools will be provided. For<br />

more information, visit friendsofwestgatepark.org<br />

or follow the group on<br />

Facebook.


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Firefighters fry<br />

up some fish<br />

<strong>Messenger</strong> photos by Dedra Cordle<br />

The steamy weather and the threat of<br />

pop-up storms could not keep the<br />

masses away as hundreds descended<br />

upon Prairie Township Fire Station 241<br />

to devour nearly 2,000 pounds of ocean<br />

perch for the 71st annual Fish Fry and<br />

Cruise-In held on June 25 and 26. The<br />

beloved westside tradition, which is<br />

hosted by the Prairie Township<br />

Firefighters Association, was canceled<br />

last year due to COVID-19. Fire Chief<br />

Allen Scott, seen here (above) transferring<br />

the perch out of the oil and into a<br />

cooling basket, said it was nice to get<br />

back to some “semblance of normalcy,”<br />

but admitted he did not miss cleaning<br />

the oil off of his lenses.<br />

The Southern Rock Band (below) provided<br />

the musical entertainment for the<br />

evening crowd on June 25. Here, Bobby<br />

Mason (left) and Tim Castle (right) get<br />

into the smooth tunes of Garth Brooks.<br />

Besides the ocean perch, one of the<br />

most consumed items at the fish fry was<br />

the powdered sugar found at Joseph<br />

Fannell’s “Pucker Powder” booth. While<br />

many people went for the smaller tubes,<br />

Jacob Stevens, 3, managed to talk his<br />

father, Jordan into purchasing the 60-<br />

inch Mega Tube.<br />

Prairie Township Firefighter Donald<br />

Goldhardt helps bread the ocean perch.


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The Southwest Franklin County<br />

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Galloway.<br />

Hilltop history items needed<br />

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Franklin County Board of Commissioners: President Kevin L. Boyce • Commissioner John O’Grady, and Commissioner Erica C. Crawley<br />

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

Easing back to pre-pandemic life<br />

As America is easing COVID-19 restrictions, you may feel an overwhelming<br />

mix of emotions about how to move forward. This is<br />

especially true for our older adult population, as they were highly<br />

affected by the pandemic last year. According to Forbes, in 2020,<br />

“the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported<br />

that eight out of 10 Covid-19 deaths in the US had been adults 65<br />

years and older”. Many people had experienced an unprecedented<br />

amount of anxiety trying to remain safe from this virus while adjusting<br />

to a new normal, which included working from home, no large<br />

crowd gatherings, and even restrictions on visitation in nursing<br />

homes. Now, the new normal we have all gotten accustomed to is<br />

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COVID-19 vaccination is effective at keeping people safe from<br />

COVID-19, that does not always mean vaccinated individuals will<br />

be ready to take off their masks or gather in large groups. A study<br />

conducted by the “American Psychological Association” found that<br />

49% of adults reported feeling uncomfortable about returning to<br />

in-person interactions when the pandemic ends. Even 48% of those<br />

who have received the COVID vaccine report feeling the same<br />

way”. As we begin going back to our pre-pandemic routines, it is<br />

understandable to abstain from any activity you do not feel comfortable<br />

doing. You can continue to wear masks even if you are fully<br />

vaccinated, and you can limit your interactions to include a small<br />

pod of people. Make the best decision for your health and your associates.<br />

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best to articulate those boundaries with the people around you,<br />

including family members, caretakers, or friends. Doing so will<br />

ensure everyone is on the same page, and others will be able to<br />

respect the boundaries you have made.<br />

-Try one activity at a time. In a blog written by Anthem Memory<br />

Care, the author revealed that “there is a tendency, especially with<br />

aging loved ones who are cognitively impaired, to grow impatient<br />

when they are slower to embrace change.” When an older adult feels<br />

comfortable to start easing back into their old routine, begin with an<br />

activity, they used to enjoy. Be patient with them if they decide they<br />

want to keep their mask on or don’t want to participate in the activity<br />

yet fully.<br />

-Keep checking in on others. People will have different circumstances<br />

that may make going back to everyday life easier or harder.<br />

Some may have experienced or witnessed loss causing PTSD; others<br />

may be unable to take the vaccination due to medication complications,<br />

having an organ transplant, or other medical conditions. Some<br />

could be adult caretakers of young children who are not eligible at<br />

this time to receive the vaccination. All these situations can cause<br />

extra stress associated with returning to normal. Simply checking in<br />

on others can help them to feel less isolated and alone. Also, having<br />

a conversation with them may help to come up with a solution for<br />

relieving stress.<br />

Remember, it is not a race to ease back into society. Take your time,<br />

make sure others know where you stand, don’t do anything you feel<br />

uncomfortable doing, and keep checking in on others. If you are a<br />

Franklin County resident age 60 years or older and may need assistance,<br />

please contact the Franklin County Office on Aging at<br />

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WESTGATE UNITED<br />

METHODIST CHURCH<br />

61 S. Powell Ave., Columbus,OH 43204<br />

614-274-4271<br />

In Person Service @ 9:00 am<br />

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GLENWOOD UM CHURCH<br />

2833 Valleyview Dr.<br />

(Corner of Valleyview & Hague Ave.)<br />

(614) 274-8469<br />

Pastor Leo A. Cunningham<br />

Join us for In-Person Sunday Worship at<br />

10:45 a.m. or Join us for<br />

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And be inspired every Monday at 10:00 am<br />

when “Chapel Guy” (Pastor Leo) shares<br />

stories for the Children.<br />

By Amanda Ensinger<br />

Staff Writer<br />

HOGE MEMORIAL<br />

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Fiscal officer change made in FT<br />

At a recent Franklin Township board meeting,<br />

township resident Mike Blevins addressed the trustees<br />

regarding the resignation of Franklin Township Fiscal<br />

Officer Mary Rhinehart.<br />

“I had stopped and spoke to Mary on my own time,<br />

and I wanted to do it tonight here in this meeting since<br />

it is her last meeting,” Blevins said. “I want this to go<br />

on the minutes that I appreciate everything she has<br />

done for the township. I feel she tried very hard when<br />

she came into quite a daunting situation. I don’t think<br />

she was received well by people of the township. I<br />

think she gave it her all, and I just want to say I wish<br />

her nothing but the best and I hope whatever she gets<br />

into, she is very successful at it, and I do appreciate<br />

everything she has done.”<br />

Rhinehart resumed the position<br />

of fiscal officer in April<br />

2020 and said she would be<br />

resigning due to the board not<br />

providing her with the tools she<br />

needed to effectively complete<br />

her job. She wanted to hire<br />

another assistant fiscal officer.<br />

The board originally approved<br />

the budget to hire this position,<br />

but then rescinded it saying<br />

that Rhinehart’s department<br />

Young at Heart club<br />

The Young at Heart seniors’ group<br />

meets every Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 2<br />

Pets of the week<br />

Tootie Frootie was<br />

born in March <strong>2021</strong>.<br />

She is playful, fun,<br />

and looking for her<br />

forever family. She is<br />

spayed, microchipped,<br />

and up to<br />

date on vaccines.<br />

Tootie Frootie is up<br />

for adoption through<br />

Colony Cats and<br />

Dogs. The organization has many kittens<br />

available for adoption (as well as adults).<br />

FYI: www.colonycats.org<br />

Deidre loves other<br />

cats, but she is still<br />

very uneasy around<br />

people. She will need<br />

a patient human,<br />

maybe with other<br />

cats to help her<br />

accept the love that<br />

her new people have<br />

for her. She can be<br />

found in the Juvie<br />

room at the Colony Cats adoption center<br />

rolling around and chasing the other cats to<br />

play with her.<br />

FYI: www.colonycats.org<br />

www.columbusmessenger.com<br />

had more help than other departments and it wouldn’t<br />

be fiscally responsible to approve another position<br />

within the department.<br />

At the meeting, the board also discussed the hiring<br />

of a new fiscal officer.<br />

“The board did hold an executive session in which<br />

two candidates were interviewed for the position,” said<br />

Franklin Township trustee Aryeh Alex. “I would like to<br />

thank both candidates, it was a hard decision because<br />

we felt they were both excellent.”<br />

The board then made a motion to appoint Nick<br />

Dunn as the new fiscal officer and all trustees<br />

approved the appointment.<br />

No-knock registry<br />

A resident asked for an update on the no-knock registry.<br />

“I was just wondering why everything has stalled on<br />

the no-knock when this has been going on for two and<br />

a half years,” asked Robbyne Chaney, township resident.<br />

“We’ve already had people in the neighborhood<br />

we have had to argue with to get out of the neighborhood.<br />

I’m not sure what the hold-up is. We did all the<br />

research, let you guys know what was going on, you<br />

were supposed to have taken care of that, and there<br />

has never been anything done about it.”<br />

Trustee John Fleshman said he supports no-knock<br />

registry and that the board has discussed it, but decided<br />

to postpone a vote.<br />

“I suggest we review the issue again,” Fleshman<br />

said.<br />

club meeting<br />

p.m. at Central Baptist Church, 1955<br />

Frank Road. Call Norma at 614-308-5998<br />

for more information.<br />

These furry friends are available<br />

for adoption at local<br />

rescues and shelters<br />

Lily is crate trained,<br />

house broken and<br />

sleeps through the<br />

night. She is receiving<br />

basic obedience<br />

training with a behavior<br />

coordinator at the<br />

county’s shelter. She<br />

enjoys running<br />

around the yard, playing<br />

fetch, and rolling<br />

in the grass. Her favorite spot to be is on a soft<br />

bed. Adopt Lily from the Franklin County Dog<br />

Shelter.<br />

FYI: www.franklincountydogs.com<br />

Jasmine, a sweet<br />

10-year-old senior, is<br />

looking for a calm<br />

home where she can<br />

relax in the air conditioning<br />

and wag her<br />

tail at the occasional<br />

squirrel. She would<br />

do best with another<br />

calm dog in the<br />

home. Are you ready<br />

to welcome a senior into your home? Then<br />

take the leap and meet Jasmine at the<br />

Franklin County Dog Shelter.<br />

FYI: www.franklincountydogs.com

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