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July 11 - 24, 2021 www.columbusmessenger.com Vol. XLVIII, No. 1
in the Hood
By Dedra Cordle
It was the late morning on June 26
and the young cadets had just arrived at
their destination on S. Oakley Avenue.
Featured prominently on the property
at the Hilltop Butterfly Garden was a
splendid playground set that caught their
eye, but little time was allowed for play
before they were given a mission.
The first order of the day was to hike
to Joedean Small’s encampment next
door and set up their tents for the night.
The vast majority of the group of children
had no idea what to do.
“It’s harder than it looks,” said
Rakiyah Lopez, 8. “Sometimes it doesn’t
do what you want it to do.”
As a veteran of the overnight adventure
that is ‘Camping in the Hood is
Good,’ Lopez quickly pitched her tent and
assisted the others with theirs. When a
few of the older cadet campers arrived a
bit later, those who experienced their
first success were eager to lend a hand.
Though they did not know it at the
time, they had just passed their first test
to become a “Love Warrior.”
A Love Warrior, explained camp
founder Esther Flores, is “someone who
doesn’t give up on a mission” no matter
how trying it is. A Love Warrior is “someone
who doesn’t give up on others — or
themselves — when times get tough.”
“They are tougher, these Love
Warriors,” she said. “They know the
power of helping others, of making a positive
impact on someone’s life.
She said Love Warriors follow that
mindset, even if all they hear are doubts
or the word “no.”
Flores said she has heard those doubts
and that word throughout most of her
life, especially when she moved to the
area and wanted to establish health clinics
and drop-in shelters for harmed men,
women and children.
Through perseverance and networking
with other like-minded individuals, she
says she was able to establish a non-profit
charity called 1DivineLine2Health.
Under that umbrella, a number of programs
were created including ‘Camping
Messenger photos by Dedra Cordle
After a year hiatus, the overnight adventure that is ‘Camping in the Hood is Good’
returned to the westside on June 26. Pictured here at the Hilltop Butterfly Garden on
S. Oakley Avenue are some of the happy campers, volunteers and safety officials who
participated in the event.
in the Hood is Good.’
The intention of ‘Camping in the Hood
is Good,’ she said, was to bring the great
outdoors to children who otherwise may
never have gotten that opportunity.
“We wanted to provide them with a safe
place to explore nature, to get their mind
off of their troubles, to allow them the
chance to be a kid.”
She said when she announced her plans
of making this location the overnight destination,
the word that she heard the most
But among the naysayers were those
who believed in this venture — who
believed in the power of nature to heal, or
at least inspire.
Among those supporters of the idea was
Fred Brophy, a sergeant with the
Columbus Division of Police. Brophy has
been with the division for 25 years and has
spent the last decade working on the westside.
He said he knows the reputation this
part of the city has, but also knows there
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The Prairie Township Fire Department
announced that it will once again be offering
its Reading with the Firefighters program.
The program, which started in 2017,
will take place at 7 p.m. on July 13, 20, 27
and Aug. 4.
“We open our fire station to children
and their families, and our firefighters
read to them,” said Prairie Township Fire
Chief Allen Scott. “The program takes
place for one hour and families really enjoy
The program is geared toward children
up to 10 years old.
Reading over the summer is important
and often children will forget what they
learned the previous school year if they
don’t continually read. The fire department
wants to promote reading and
encourage children to continue to do it over
“We like to interact with the community,”
Scott said. “This past year and a half
we have only been able to respond to runs,
so it is nice to be able to engage with the
The books the department will read to
children will change each week, but at
least one week a book will focus on fire
safety. Firefighters will also perform activities
with children during the program.
“We will give children a tour of the station
and let them get a close-up look at our
equipment,” Scott said. “Often this is the
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The Highland Youth Garden will host the Midsummer
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Ave. in Columbus. This free event allows patrons to check
out the garden while trying food samples, make a flower
crown with The Flower Initiative, learn about bees in a
clear observation hive from The Bee Collective, and join in
the fun activities provided by the Highland Youth
Garden’s own Green Teens. Free ice cream from
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is more to it than a harmful perception.
“It is a challenged neighborhood, there is no doubt
about that,” he said. “But there is a lot of promise in
this community, and a lot of it comes from kids like
Close to 20 children aged 7 to 13 participated in this
year’s camping adventure. They come from a variety of
backgrounds but have all faced some hardship
throughout their young lives.
“Some of these kids are growing up in poverty,
growing up in single-homes, attending ‘F’ rated
schools,” said Flores. “Some of these kids have seen
violence, lost parents or loved ones to drugs. But look
at them out here, smiling, having fun, finding new
friends, and getting to explore the outdoors in a way
they might never have been able to.”
She said throughout the day-long adventure, lessons
are intertwined with the crafting and entertainment
festivities, including presentations given by public
safety officials. Columbus firefighter Felecia
Jackson shared home safety tips and offered encouragement
when going after your dreams.
“I’ve always wanted to be a firefighter and I’ve tried
a few times to join the department but I was never able
to until I reached my 40-somethings,” she said. “I just
want to tell them that you can do anything you put
your mind to and that nothing can stop you except your
will to do it.”
Brophy, who also served as an adult chaperone for
this year’s outing, spoke of the importance of gun and
street safety. He invited a few members of the bike
unit to join and engage with the children.
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they love seeing the fire trucks.”
Slowly the fire department has begun to open their
doors to the community, after the novel coronavirus
pandemic. Recently, the department held its annual
fish fry and are now letting students ride along with
Rakiyah Lopez, 8, proudly displays the artwork she
made during a crafting session at the camp.
“I want these kids to know that there are other
adults out there who are looking out for them,” he said.
“That there are people in their corner even if they don’t
believe in it themselves.”
Flores said that is another aspect of being a true
Love Warrior — believing in love even though events
can make you question it.
“There are bad things out there, but there are so
many people out there willing to help.
“And that is what this whole thing is all about —
sharing our love with these kids and seeing them open
up and be able to share it with someone else.”
The department plans to host its annual Fire
Prevention Festival as well this year.
“It will take place Oct. 17 and will feature food
trucks, fire safety activities for kids and a variety of
other things,” Scott said. “It is great to have our staple
community events again and open up our station to the
In previous years, the event has had an
EMS helicopter on display, a smoke house,
opportunities for kids to use one of the fire
hoses and other engaging activities.
Scott added that despite the station
opening back up to the community, they
are still being cautious. First responders
continue to wear masks and other protective
equipment when responding to calls in
order to protect themselves from COVID-
“Even though COVID isn’t gone, things
are starting to feel normal” Scott said. “We
feel it is very important to engage with the
community and have a strong relationship,
so we are excited to be able to put on some
of these fun events again.”
For more information on activities at the
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Messenger photos by Dedra Cordle
The residents of the westside had been
waiting for this moment for more than a
year: Around 9 a.m. on June 26, the
sights and sounds of marching bands,
fire engines, laughter and little feet scurrying
across the pavement to pick up
thrown candy filled portions of West
Broad Street during the Westland Area
Business Association’s annual
Independence Day Parade and
Celebration. Canceled last year due to
the pandemic, the parade was back in
full force as more than 25 businesses,
high schools, dance companies and
public safety organizations brought
smiles, sugar, and a little sense of normalcy
back to the community. (Above)
Showing their delight at the parade’s
return, as well as their bag full of goodies,
are (from left to right) Harper Farrell,
Luca Green, Lucy Wonder, Nora Wonder,
Hazel Farrell and Cooper Wonder.
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office
Mounted Unit made an appearance at
the WABA Parade.
The Westland High School marching
Employees of the Angel Animal Hospital
and their pets were among the 20 plus
To see more parade photos, visit
Library expands hours
Southwest Public Libraries will expand
its operating hours starting July 6. The
Grove City Library and the Westland Area
Library will now be open Monday through
Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.,
Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and
Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information, visit www.swpl.org.
Westgate Elementary reunion
A reunion is planned for teachers and
students from Westgate Elementary School
from the 1970s. The reunion will be held
from 9 a.m. to noon July 17 at Parkview
United Methodist Church, 344 S.
Algonquin Ave. in Columbus.
Free lunch at UHMC
The United Hilltop Methodist Church
will host a free community lunch every
Friday starting on July 2 from 11 a.m. to 1
p.m. The church is located at 99 S.
Blood drive at St. Cecilia
The American Red Cross will host a
blood drive from 2 to 8 p.m. July 15 at St.
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At a recent meeting, the Prairie
Township trustees discussed overtime
within the fire department and were introduced
to the new EMS coordinator.
The board approved spending $50,000
on overtime expenses for the fire department.
The money was reallocated from the
salaries payout to overtime.
“We continue to have a member on
extended illness, which is increasing our
OT costs,” said Prairie Township Fire Chief
Scott also introduced the board to Rob
Cloud, EMS coordinator for the township.
“Rob Cloud has worked to create an
EMS committee for the southwestern
area,” Scott said. “Rob Cloud and the EMS
committee have been working to reduce the
cardiac response time by tracking key cardiac
indicators from April 2020 to April
2021 with great success.”
Cloud said the township has several
challenges to overcome to meet its EMS
“Currently the equipment is 11 years
old and we only have two machines,” Cloud
said. “New equipment and more are needed
to keep improving and to keep up with
With this in mind, Scott asked the board
to allow the department to enter into an
agreement with STRYKER, a cardiac monitor
“This agreement will last for a period of
10 years at a cost of $42,250 per year, or a
Chief talks OT and EMS staff
The Council Residential Districting
Commission is drawing the maps that will
create nine council districts in the city of
Columbus. The commission is asking for
help by completing a short survey.
The survey asks users for their insights
on neighborhood representation in
Columbus and how they want to see the
CRDC address the new residential council
districts. The information collected will
inform the strategy in drawing the maps,
which will take place later this year.
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Vaccine clinic at Westland High
OhioHealth will host a COVID-19 vaccination
clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each
Tuesday through Aug. 31. The clinic will be
held at Westland High School, 146
Galloway Road in Galloway. To schedule
an appointment, call 614-566-8187. Walkin
are also accepted. For more information,
The Greater Hilltop Area Commission
will host a trash summit from 12 to 2 p.m.
total of $422,500,” Scott said. “This agreement
will include three new cardiac monitors,
three automatic defibrillators, two
Lucas (automated CPR) devices, all of the
necessary software, and maintenance for
all the devices.”
According to Scott, the agreement guarantees
that updates to the devices or software
that are released during the 10-year
agreement will be free.
“If we were to purchase all of these components
individually, the cost would be
$581,100,” Scott said.
The trustees also approved spending up
to $9,000 on blacktop repair and sealing at
Fire Station 243.
In other township news, the board
approved a resolution establishing ‘no
parking’ anytime on both sides of Owen
Street from Norton Road to Inah Avenue.
“Mr. (Dave) McAninch has seen enough
evidence that he believes this area of Owen
should be no parking,” said Rob Peters,
township administrator. “The HOA is getting
frustrated with the vehicles not being
The board also approved the issuance of
yard sale permits in the township.
“The issuance of yard sale permits was
put on hold last March due to COVID,”
Peters also asked the board to reopen
the commercial building and zoning
department office to the public. As COVID-
19 numbers decrease and as more people
get vaccinated, the township believes it is
the right time to reopen the building to the
around the westside
Aug. 7 at Briggs Road Baptist Church,
3231 Briggs Road in Columbus. The public
meeting will be held to address concerns
about trash and illegal dumping in the
Hilltop. The meeting is open to the public
but will be streamed online on the commission’s
Pet supply drive at library
Southwest Public Libraries will host the
Patrons and Paws pet supply donation
drive through July 31. Patrons can bring in
donations of pet supplies to either the
Grove City Library or the Westland Area
Library. The items will be passed on to
local animal shelters.
Weeknight park cleanup
Friends of Westgate Park will hold a
weeknight cleanup event from 3:30 to 5:30
p.m. July 22. Volunteers can meet at the
Westgate Park shelter house, 3271
Wicklow Road in Columbus. Participants
will help to pick up litter and maintain
flower beds. Tools will be provided. For
more information, visit friendsofwestgatepark.org
or follow the group on
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up some fish
Messenger photos by Dedra Cordle
The steamy weather and the threat of
pop-up storms could not keep the
masses away as hundreds descended
upon Prairie Township Fire Station 241
to devour nearly 2,000 pounds of ocean
perch for the 71st annual Fish Fry and
Cruise-In held on June 25 and 26. The
beloved westside tradition, which is
hosted by the Prairie Township
Firefighters Association, was canceled
last year due to COVID-19. Fire Chief
Allen Scott, seen here (above) transferring
the perch out of the oil and into a
cooling basket, said it was nice to get
back to some “semblance of normalcy,”
but admitted he did not miss cleaning
the oil off of his lenses.
The Southern Rock Band (below) provided
the musical entertainment for the
evening crowd on June 25. Here, Bobby
Mason (left) and Tim Castle (right) get
into the smooth tunes of Garth Brooks.
Besides the ocean perch, one of the
most consumed items at the fish fry was
the powdered sugar found at Joseph
Fannell’s “Pucker Powder” booth. While
many people went for the smaller tubes,
Jacob Stevens, 3, managed to talk his
father, Jordan into purchasing the 60-
inch Mega Tube.
Prairie Township Firefighter Donald
Goldhardt helps bread the ocean perch.
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Prairie Township history sought
The Southwest Franklin County
Historical Society is in the process of
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Hilltop history items needed
The new Hilltop Branch of the
Columbus Metropolitan Library should
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open around Labor Day. The Hilltop
Historical Society is looking for items to
add to the Hilltop historical display case in
the new Hilltop Library. The society is
looking for items that relate to the history
of the Hilltop. The items could either be
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Easing back to pre-pandemic life
As America is easing COVID-19 restrictions, you may feel an overwhelming
mix of emotions about how to move forward. This is
especially true for our older adult population, as they were highly
affected by the pandemic last year. According to Forbes, in 2020,
“the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported
that eight out of 10 Covid-19 deaths in the US had been adults 65
years and older”. Many people had experienced an unprecedented
amount of anxiety trying to remain safe from this virus while adjusting
to a new normal, which included working from home, no large
crowd gatherings, and even restrictions on visitation in nursing
homes. Now, the new normal we have all gotten accustomed to is
changing slightly once again. While there is not one specific way to
feel or process this change, there are tips that can help ease your
mind and continue to make you, your family, and others around you
feel safe and protected.
-Establish boundaries. Although studies have reported that the
COVID-19 vaccination is effective at keeping people safe from
COVID-19, that does not always mean vaccinated individuals will
be ready to take off their masks or gather in large groups. A study
conducted by the “American Psychological Association” found that
49% of adults reported feeling uncomfortable about returning to
in-person interactions when the pandemic ends. Even 48% of those
who have received the COVID vaccine report feeling the same
way”. As we begin going back to our pre-pandemic routines, it is
understandable to abstain from any activity you do not feel comfortable
doing. You can continue to wear masks even if you are fully
vaccinated, and you can limit your interactions to include a small
pod of people. Make the best decision for your health and your associates.
-Communicate the boundaries you have made. If you have decided
to keep on a mask, social distance, or not gather at events, it is
best to articulate those boundaries with the people around you,
including family members, caretakers, or friends. Doing so will
ensure everyone is on the same page, and others will be able to
respect the boundaries you have made.
-Try one activity at a time. In a blog written by Anthem Memory
Care, the author revealed that “there is a tendency, especially with
aging loved ones who are cognitively impaired, to grow impatient
when they are slower to embrace change.” When an older adult feels
comfortable to start easing back into their old routine, begin with an
activity, they used to enjoy. Be patient with them if they decide they
want to keep their mask on or don’t want to participate in the activity
-Keep checking in on others. People will have different circumstances
that may make going back to everyday life easier or harder.
Some may have experienced or witnessed loss causing PTSD; others
may be unable to take the vaccination due to medication complications,
having an organ transplant, or other medical conditions. Some
could be adult caretakers of young children who are not eligible at
this time to receive the vaccination. All these situations can cause
extra stress associated with returning to normal. Simply checking in
on others can help them to feel less isolated and alone. Also, having
a conversation with them may help to come up with a solution for
Remember, it is not a race to ease back into society. Take your time,
make sure others know where you stand, don’t do anything you feel
uncomfortable doing, and keep checking in on others. If you are a
Franklin County resident age 60 years or older and may need assistance,
please contact the Franklin County Office on Aging at
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At a recent Franklin Township board meeting,
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“I had stopped and spoke to Mary on my own time,
and I wanted to do it tonight here in this meeting since
it is her last meeting,” Blevins said. “I want this to go
on the minutes that I appreciate everything she has
done for the township. I feel she tried very hard when
she came into quite a daunting situation. I don’t think
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Rhinehart resumed the position
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2020 and said she would be
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had more help than other departments and it wouldn’t
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“The board did hold an executive session in which
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The board then made a motion to appoint Nick
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A resident asked for an update on the no-knock registry.
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in the grass. Her favorite spot to be is on a soft
bed. Adopt Lily from the Franklin County Dog
Jasmine, a sweet
10-year-old senior, is
looking for a calm
home where she can
relax in the air conditioning
and wag her
tail at the occasional
squirrel. She would
do best with another
calm dog in the
home. Are you ready
to welcome a senior into your home? Then
take the leap and meet Jasmine at the
Franklin County Dog Shelter.