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On July 4, hundreds of runners, walkers,
and speed walkers blazed the trails
at the Pinnacle Golf Course as they participated
in the second annual Grove
City Firecracker 5K, presented by the
Ohio Health and Wellness Expo. Among
the masses of this growing “inclusion
revolution” was Cooper Williams (top
right) who ran in the 5K with his family
and in the children’s Sparkler Sprint as
an individual contestant. In this photo,
the 8-year-old resident of Grove City
tries his best to catch up to Rose
Palone, 9, as they vie for first place but
he ultimately had to admit defeat. Those
who may have been slightly disappointed
in their time like Williams can take
comfort in the knowledge that their participation
helped raise more than
$18,000 for the Buddy Ball League of
Grove City, said event co-founder
James Lathem, 16, (below) is all smiles
as he crosses the finish line. The high
school track athlete said he wanted to
participate in this Firecracker 5K
because he needed to “burn off” the
McChicken sandwiches he has been
consuming. “They’ve been getting to
me,” he said.
By Dedra Cordle
Residents in the village of Urbancrest
were thrilled when they learned the YMCA
of Central Ohio would be permitted to open
all of its locations after nearly a year of closures
and reduced capacity operations to
slow the spread of a novel coronavirus at
mass gathering sites.
That sense of excitement soon turned
into confusion, however, when the doors to
the Vaughn E. Hairston YMCA remained
According to an official with the YMCA
of Central Ohio, the sight of those doors
being opened for traditional programming
may be a thing of the past.
The financial stability of the organization
was put into jeopardy from the economic
fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic,
said Tony Collins, its president and chief
The state mandated closure of those
mass gathering sites last year cut their
revenue by $16 million, saw thousands of
members close their memberships, and
they had to make staffing cuts across the
board, he explained.
He said that while they have been permitted
to open their locations after
Governor Mike DeWine lifted health
orders last month, they are still reeling
from the impact.
“Operations are starting to stabilize,”
he said, “but they are nowhere close to
where we were pre-pandemic.”
He said that financial strain is the reason
why the organization made the “difficult
decision” to cut traditional recreation-
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Cammie Balogh celebrates with her mother Laura as she crosses the finish line of the
Sparkler Sprint. The 2-year-old was incredibly pleased by her results and more so by
the accompanying medal she received as a participant. Check out more photos from
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One does not need to live near a golf course to see
golf carts driving around the community.
“The carts have increased in popularity. You can
see them in any area,” said Ben Ferree, community
relations supervisor with the Grove City Division of
With the increase in use of the carts, comes an
increase in complaints.
“Most of the complaints we (the police department)
get is with people driving the carts too fast or a minor
is driving the vehicle,” said Ferree.
Ferree said the division of police also receives
reports of people driving the golf carts on restricted
areas, like sidewalks and bike paths.
In October 2019, Grove City council passed legislation
to regulate golf carts and similar low-speed vehicles.
The legislation allows residents to operate the
vehicles with restrictions for operator and public safety.
Under the city’s code, low-speed and under-speed
vehicles are not permitted on any street or highway
with an established speed limit greater than 35 miles
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
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Golf carts cause complaints in city
news and notes
per hour. According to Ferree, the vehicles are not permitted
on the major thoroughfares in Grove City,
including Broadway, Stringtown Road, and London-
Groveport Road. The carts are also prohibited on sidewalks
or multi-use paths.
In order to legally operate a golf cart within the city
of Grove City, the driver must have a valid driver’s
license and insurance. Ferree said the vehicle must be
registered and titled in accordance with state law.
The golf carts must also pass an inspection by the
Grove City Division of Police. An officer will check to
make sure the cart is equipped with a windshield, rear
view mirror, turn signal, head lights, brakes, steering
wheel, seat belts, license plates, taillights, and a horn.
According to Ferree, residents can call the police
department at 614-277-1735 to schedule an inspection.
He said an officer will come to the property or home to
inspect the under-speed vehicle.
The division of police has its own golf cart.
“We use it for community patrol,” said Ferree. “We
find that it’s more approachable than the cruisers.”
The department has had the cart for seven years.
For more information on the rules and regulations
pertaining to the use of golf carts, visit www.grovecityohio.gov
and look under the ‘safety and legal’ tab.
through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday
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al programming services at the location in Urbancrest.
“We are not able to provide (recreational) programming
at this location right now,” he said.
According to Collins, it costs approximately
$150,000 annually to operate the recreational programming
at the Vaughn E. Hairston YMCA. He
added that in the past, grants or funding from more
profitable locations have subsidized the cost of operations
at this location, but they can do longer afford to
do so as they try to recover financially from the pandemic.
Collins said the YMCA of Central Ohio would like
to continue to work with the village or another entity
for funding opportunities to re-establish recreational
(or health and wellness) programming so it could be
brought back in the future.
He said right now, they are focused more on working
with the village to keep running the site as a location
for youth development programs such as afterschool
care, Head Start, and Positive Alternative
Learning for Students (PALS).
The organization’s decision to close programs at the
center, however, is a point of contention for the village
and those on its YMCA advisory committee.
Unlike its other locations, the YMCA of Central
Ohio does not own the building at 3500 First Ave. — the
village of Urbancrest does. But the YMCA has been
operating programs at the center since 1998.
In 2016, another funding issue put the future of the
center’s programming into question, but the two entities
were able to come to an agreement that would
bring back operational stability in 2018.
Among the items in the management agreement
was a passage under the ‘term and termination’ section
that states a written notice of intention to terminate
the contract would need to be delivered to either
party should that decision be made.
Village Mayor Joseph Barnes Sr. said he believes
that the YMCA’s decision to cease programming operations
at the center amounts to a termination of the
current contract. He added that it is something the
YMCA has not formally requested in writing.
“We have not received anything (in writing) at this
time,” he said. “So, as far as I am concerned, their decision
to not provide programming puts them into
breach of contract because they are not fulfilling their
end of the bargain.”
The Columbus Messenger reached out to Collins to
ask if the association had sent a letter of termination
to the village, or whether they intended to do so. The
Messenger also reached out to village law director
Rodd Lawrence to ask if his office had received a letter
regarding an intention to terminate the contract. A
response from either party has not been received as of
Barnes said while he would like to see recreational
services continue at the Hairston YMCA, he is concerned
about the operational price.
“We already pay $76,000 a year for the utilities, and
we have to pick up any major repairs beyond $500,” he
He said the two parties will have to sit down and
negotiate on the future of the center.
“I don’t know what the face of this center is going to
look like in the future,” said Barnes. “I know it is going
to be there, I know it is going to have a face, but what
that face looks like will depend on future agreements.
The City Beat
City honored for ‘green’ efforts
By Dedra Cordle
The Central Ohio Military Museum will
host a veteran’s celebration from 10 a.m. to
5 p.m. Aug. 7 at 1010 High St. in
The city of Grove City has been recognized
by a national association that honors
communities for its plans to build a more
In late June, the American Planning
Association’s Sustainable Communities
Division (SCD) announced that the city had
been selected to receive its annual award
for excellence in sustainability. The city
was just one of eight municipalities country-wide
to receive the award.
In a video presentation, the SCD noted
the city’s “extraordinary achievements” in
developing a plan with actionable items
that allows for the growth of the community
to coincide with green initiatives to preserve
a better quality of life now and into
The award was shared among the city’s
environmental sustainability committee,
its parks and development departments,
and students from the Ohio State
University’s City and Regional Planning
program at the Austin E. Knowlton School
Linda Rosine, the city’s environmental
supervisor who also serves as the chair of
the environmental sustainability committee,
said they were all “thrilled” to have
received recognition for its local plans at a
“It is very exciting,” she said. “As a city
official and as a partner with this school,
we are so thrilled to have been a recipient
of this award.”
However, she added that national
acclaim and recognition was not on their
minds when they began to create the
framework for the plan to sustain the land
well into the future.
“It’s nice,” she said, “but it wasn’t the
The city had been working to transform
itself into a green community well before
this award-winning plan began to develop,
She noted the establishment of a citywide
recycling program, the transition to
LED lights at city buildings and public
traffic lights, and the creation of the advisory
group Keep Grove City Beautiful as
some of their earlier green efforts.
But in order to complement the massive
future land use and development plan
known as GroveCity2050, the city needed
to come up with a plan to make that growth
more equitable with nature and the changing
With the approval of the city council, an
environmental sustainability committee
was created in 2019 and they enlisted the
assistance of students at Ohio State’s sustainability
studio to build on their current
programs and recommend future actions
that could be implemented.
Rosine said the plan has eight focus
areas, each with an action item to ensure
those cross-cutting goals are met. The eight
focus areas are built environment; business
practices; city operations; community
engagement; energy; natural environment;
transportation; and waste reduction and
Under the focus area of natural environment,
Rosine said an action item could be
to plant more native species in open spaces
or utilize space for community gardens.
Alongside the action item would be a timeframe
to meet those goals.
Under the focus area of waste reduction
and recycling, Rosine said an action item
could be to install more recycling bins
around the city, or to encourage participation
in a food waste reduction program.
The city, she noted, has already implemented
a few of those goals (a community
garden has been established at Fryer Park,
and they are several months into a oneyear
pilot program to collect residential
food waste at a drop-off location behind
Brookpark Middle School, near the Big
Splash off Southwest Boulevard) and the
participation level has been a success.
“We have already collected over 5,000
pounds of organic matter (from the food
waste drop-off location),” she said.
Unlike regular recycling, Rosine said
she knows there is hesitancy to store food
waste. She said one goal under the waste
reduction and recycling action item could
be to educate the public on how to safely do
it through literature or workshops. She
said another goal would be to permanently
establish a food waste drop-off location but
added that would likely have to be funded
by the city.
Other action items include installing
additional electric vehicle charging stations,
transitioning some city vehicles over
to a hybrid fleet, and updating building
codes to coincide with the city’s green initiatives.
Rosine said the city and its partners are
“proud” of the sustainable plan it has developed
thus far and they look forward to
adding onto this “live document” and meeting
its goal as they try to create a more sustainable
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Messenger photos by Dedra Cordle
Though he has his career sights set on
becoming a paleontologist, 6-year-old
Mason Flint (above) thoroughly enjoys
his time behind the wheel of this big rig
during the first annual Touch-a-Truck to
Fill-a-Truck event held on June 26 at
Byers Chevrolet in Grove City. While the
event – which was presented by the dealership
and Jimmy Jones, the Ohio Car
Guy – offered children and adults alike
the opportunity to get up close and personal
with heavy machinery and emergency
vehicles, it also served as a collection
drive to benefit the Grove City
Food Pantry. Officials said that attendees
of the four-hour fun-fest helped fill
up two pick-up trucks worth of non-perishable
Adrienne Lampkin, 2, (middle right) discovers
that her feet can finally hit the
pedals of this John Deere upon standing
Mason Davis, 5, (bottom right) gets a
lesson on the inner workings of a police
vehicle from Aaron Ragland, an officer
with the Grove City Division of Police.
Davis said he wants to follow in the footsteps
of his “papaw,” who was also a
cop. To see more photos of the event,
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S.A.L.T. at Evans Center
The Grove City Division of Police host Seniors and Law
Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.) meetings at 1 p.m. the second
Tuesday of each month at the Evans Center, 4330 Dudley Ave.
Adults of all ages are welcome to attend. If you would like additional
information on other crime prevention programs visit
police.grovecityohio.gov or call 614-277-1765.
Wellness services for seniors
LifeCare Alliance provides a nurse at Grove City Church of the
Nazarene in Grove City weekly to provide free foot care and other
wellness services for seniors. To schedule an appointment or for
more information, call the wellness office at 614-437-2878.
COAAA Educational Workshops
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‘Medicare for Beginners’ workshops are currently being
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Franklin County Board of Commissioners: President Kevin L. Boyce • Commissioner John O’Grady, and Commissioner Erica C. Crawley
The Franklin County Board of Commissioners and The Franklin County Office on Aging join with the Messenger Newspaper in providing this update on aging issues in Franklin County.
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
614-525-6200 to learn about the programs and services available to
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What Are Your Housing Goals?
Pictured here in front of their family home are (left to right) Clara Voeller Kientz,
Lena Voeller Kientz, Flora Voeller Wright and Amalia Miller Voeller. Amalia Miller
Voeller was the first baby born June 25, 1853 soon after the newly-formed Grove
City Village was founded. At the Grove City Welcome Center And Museum, located
at 3378 Park St., there is a shadow box with pictures and Miller–Voeller family
items, including an 1853 Baptismal Dress of Amalia Fredericka Miller Voeller. The
photos and information in the Pictorial Past are provided by Don Ivers, curator of
the Grove City Welcome Center and Museum. The museum is now open Tuesday
through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,Tuesday until 8 p.m., and Saturday from 9
a.m. to 12 p.m.
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a cut-out in a monument and sealing the cremains
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•July 15 from 1 to 7 p.m. at Vineyard Christian Fellowship
•July 17 from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Grove City YMCA
•July 23 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Jackson Township
•July 24 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Grove City United Methodist
•July 27 from 12 to 6 p.m. at Bethel Lutheran
•Aug. 4 from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Grove City Kingston Center
To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-448-3543 or visit
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
Free food for students
The Mid Ohio Food Collective will offer free food to those 18
and under from 12 to 2 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
June 14 through July 30 at West Franklin Elementary School,
3501 Briggs Road. Food can also be picked up from 3 to 5 p.m. on
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday June 14 through July 30 at
Westland High School, 146 Galloway Road. The food pickup event
will be closed on July 2 and July 5.
Pathway to Literacy 5K
Friends of Southwest Public Libraries will host its second
annual Pathway to Literacy Virtual 5K. Participants can run,
walk, or ride a bike anytime between Sept. 6-18. The cost to participate
ranges from $30 to $40. Registration is open until Aug. 15.
For more information, visit
manager named in Grove City
Mayor Richard L. “Ike” Stage
announced the appointment of
Stephanie Bosco as economic
development manager for the city
of Grove City.
“With more than a decade of
economic development experience
in the central Ohio area and her
understanding of state and regional
workforce resources, Bosco will
be a vital addition to the development
department team,” said
As economic development manager,
Bosco will be responsible for
attracting and retaining businesses,
supporting the city’s business
incubator program and assisting
with the administration of the Stephanie Bosco
city’s various economic development
policies and programs.
“Grove City has the advantage of a strategic metropolitan location,
a desirable community to raise a family and a modern and
diverse economy,” said Bosco. “I look forward to advancing attraction
and retention efforts. Most of all, I want to elevate the economic
success happening every day in Grove City.”
“Bosco’s experience with OneColumbus and successes serving
as the first point of contact for prospective and established businesses
is precisely the expertise needed to accelerate our business
retention and expansion strategy,” said Development Director
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She is spayed,
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Frootie is up for
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has many kittens available for adoption
(as well as adults).
Deidre loves other
cats, but she is still
very uneasy around
people. She will
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other cats to help
her accept the love
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center rolling around and chasing the
other cats to play with her.
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house broken and
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training with a
at the county’s
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running around the
yard, playing fetch,
and rolling in the
grass. Her favorite
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July 11, 2021 - GROVE CITY MESSENGER - PAGE 11
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PAGE 16 - GROVE CITY MESSENGER - July 11, 2021
‘Fear Street’ a fun throwback slasher
In 2015, the hallowed ground that was
built by the deep well of nostalgia shook as
xennials and millennials learned of plans
to develop a series of films based on R.L.
Stine’s beloved “Fear Street” books.
‘Would they be adapting the cheerleader
series first?’ they wondered. ‘Or perhaps
they would go to the start of the first horror
and then build the universe from there?’
It didn’t matter so much, they collectively
agreed, because they had been teased of
big screen and small screen adaptations for
decades. Now, they could finally see this
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partnership between Chernin
Entertainment and 20th Century Fox.
In the years that followed, a team of
writers and directors who were making
waves in the independent horror genre
were brought on board, and a cast of
promising teen actors combined with veteran
character actors inked deals to animate
(or reanimate, in many cases) characters of
As the development progressed, news
started to trickle out that the writing team
(Phil Graziadei, Leigh Janiak, and Kyle
Killen) would not be doing any straight
adaptations of Stine’s popular trilogies:
Instead, they would create a new world
loosely based on the “Fear Street” series
that would serve as both a tribute to the
collection and a homage to the slasher films
of that era.
Though the shaking lessened, the interest
was still high.
Then, in 2020, just as the release dates
for the first of the three movies was slated
for release, the pandemic shuttered movie
theaters and put planned distributions on
hold. Not wanting to see their trilogy of terror
shelved for the foreseeable future,
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Chernin Entertainment pulled its distribution
and inked a deal with Netflix.
Several weeks ago, Netflix started to
unveil snippets of the “Fear Street” movies
and the ground started making a little
more noise as the teasers began to generate
buzz. Not only did these films — which take
place during three specific years — look
decent, but they were also going to be
released over the span of three weeks in
July. A strange move perhaps, especially
coming from a binge-friendly service, but
one that made sense given their commitment
to releasing a new film each week for
On July 9, “Fear Street Part I: 1994”
made its debut on the streaming platform.
And while it is definitely a decent film that
is true to the spirit of the books and all of
the entertainment that was released during
that time, it is weighed down by the
fact that it serves primarily as a set up for
the rest of the trilogy.
As most of its stakes are lowered as it
serves in this capacity, “Fear Street Part I:
1994” often comes across as more of an
overlong pilot in a limited television series
rather than the first installment of an epic
thriller with a trail of terror that spans
centuries. It tries to both establish the current
timeframe while harkening back to
others, but it often gets bogged down as it
teases its succeeding films. It makes for a
frustrating view, but one with good intentions
It begins where all of the action took
place during this time — at a mall.
Teenaged Heather (Maya Hawke) is finishing
her shift at B. Dalton bookstore when
she begins to experience an escalation of
odd events. First, she hears scuttling noises
in the silence, and then horror books
begin to fly off the shelves. Suitably
creeped, she rushes to the neon-lit store
where her friend works for safety, but
instead finds a pool of blood and then later
her demise from a Skull Faced figure who
wears the face of a recently deceased
In any other town, this murder would
have been given plenty of attention from
the media, the local police and the school
where she was a student. But this is
Shadyside, Ohio, the “Murder Capital of
the United States,” and the less that is said
or written about this crime the better.
But just because the town would rather
not dwell on the trauma that took place
doesn’t mean they don’t acknowledge it in
some fashion. They do schedule a candlelight
vigil before an all-important football
game against their rivals at Sunnyvale, but
that too, brings out the fisticuffs.
Not wanting their altercation to end at
the stadium, a group of Sunnyvale students
race after the bus of Shadyside student
athletes and band members. Fed up
with their threatening behavior, Deena
The Reel Deal
opens the emergency
door to toss a
cooler full of water
at them but this
causes their vehicle
to crash into the
feeling contrite (but mostly because her exgirlfriend
Sam (Olivia Welch) was an
unwitting passenger), she gets the bus to
pull over the assistance but the damage
has already been done.
Though no one was harmed during this
incident, the teens manage to unearth —
and thus disturb — the burial site of Sarah
Fier, a town witch who is said to have laid
a curse on Shadyside before she was
burned at the stake in 1666.
Shortly thereafter, reanimated killers
from the town’s past begin to haunt Deena,
Sam, and their friends Kate (Julia
Rehwald) and Simon (Fred Hechinger).
Though several others are on the menu as
well, (basically anyone who gets in their
way) it is this little group that the spirits
seem to be particularly angry with.
With no ideas on how to stop these spirits
before it kills them, the teens turn to
Deena’s outcast brother Josh (Benjamin
Flores Jr.) who is well versed on
Shadyside’s murderous past. With centuries
worth of news clips on all of the town
terrors at their disposal, they have to figure
out how they can stop the curse and the
cycle of violence that has been plaguing the
town for centuries.
Because of how trilogy series are set up,
the first installment often feels like the
weakest link among the set so it is hard to
fully judge “Fear Street Part I: 1994” in
that respect as its succeeding films have
yet to come out. (“Part II: 1978 drops on
July 16 while “Part III: 1666” drops on July
23). But it could have been more creative
with how it set up the trilogy, rather than
rely on the tried and true method of low
stakes, back-end action, and slow roll
Gripes on how the creative team decided
to construct this world aside, “Fear Street
Part I: 1994” is a rather fun throwback
slasher that is entertaining enough to
watch with its 90s style, slang and music.
Though some viewers will likely be torn as
to whether they want to continue with this
series, I think I’m going to stick with it
until the end.
Dedra Cordle is a Messenger staff writer