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Messenger photos by Dedra Cordle
On Aug. 28, more than a dozen musicians
who live in the Westgate community
participated in an international initiative
known as “Play Music on the
Porch Day.” The mission of the event,
which was founded in 2013, is to bring
people together through song and “light
up the world with music.” Among those
participating in the first event to take
place in the westside neighborhood was
Colleen Cunningham and Rick Redfern.
For close to an hour, the duo sat on their
porch and played the bongos and
ukulele while encouraging the audience
to sing along to popular songs such as
“Kumbaya,” “Puff the Magic Dragon,”
and “Under the Boardwalk.” Susie Loik,
the local organizer for “Play Music on
the Porch Day,” said she was impressed
by the number of musicians who signed
on to perform and the variety of instruments
they played. “We have so many
talented people here in Westgate,” she
said. Loik added that they would like to
see this event grow bigger next year.
An engaged audience (below) sings
along with Cunningham and Redfern.
Some in the group had already attended
the two morning performances but said
they looked forward to the rest of the
events in the afternoon and evening.
Some of the musical instruments featured
in those performances were the
flute, jazz trombone, keyboard, guitar
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The South-Western City Schools
District has a fleet of more than 200 buses.
All are housed as its transportation lot
located off Southwest Boulevard in Grove
When school is in session, this lot is a
hub of activity. Not only are buses coming
in and out of the depot multiple times a
day to take students to school and back
home, but so too are the vehicles of the
employees as they start or end their scheduled
When school is not in session, however,
this lot is still a hub of activity though
much of it happens outside of the scope of
the naked eye.
As the heavy buses sit on the lot and as
the summer sun beats down on the ground,
miniscule fissures start to grow under-
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September 11 remembrance ceremony
The Prairie Township Firefighters Association will
host a Sept. 11 20th anniversary remembrance memorial.
The ceremony will take place from 8 to 10 a.m.
Sept. 11 at Prairie Township Fire Station 241, located
at 123 Inah Ave.
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neath the asphalt, slowly expanding until they make
their way to the surface. When they do, action has to
be taken to stop their destructive process before they
start to pose a problem for the fleet and employee vehicles.
Recently, these cracks have become a problem. In
May, the board of education approved a resolution that
paved the way for $400,000 worth of repairs to be
made at the transportation lot. These improvements
took place over the course of the summer but district
officials say there is more work to be done.
On Aug. 23, Mark Meadows, the district’s supervisor
of property services, presented the board of education
with an overview of the construction project. He
said it was so expansive that it had to be broken down
into three phases which will take place throughout
Phase one was completed before the start of the
2021-22 school year, he said. The scope of this phase
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The Prairie Township Farmer’s Market is held on
Monday afternoons from 4 to 7 p.m. through Sept. 27
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installation of a “roller-compacted concrete” to extend
its lifespan so it better holds the weight of the buses.
“This should service us for years to come,” Meadows
Additional phase one improvements include the
extension of car parking to allow for safer bus turning
radius and the inclusion of additional parking areas
for both cars and smaller buses.
According to Sandra Nekoloff, the district’s executive
director of communications, phases two and three
will entail additional asphalt replacements and resurfacing
repairs. She said these additional phases still
need to go out for bid so she does not have an estimate
as to how much money the entire project will cost.
Meadows said additional, albeit smaller, projects
were undertaken this summer throughout the district
“Summers are always busy in the facilities and
property services department, and this summer has
proved to be no different,” he said.
According to Meadows, asphalt repairs
were also done at Buckeye Woods and
Darby Woods Elementary, behind the
recreation center at Westland High School,
and at the district’s service center.
He said asphalt improvements are also
slated to be done at the district’s maintenance
“This is an effort to get the district on
track for a much more regular (sealing and
Other summer improvements include
exterior painting of the Bostic Center and
Darby Woods; playground renovations at
Finland, Harmon and Stiles elementary;
dugout improvements at Westland; gate
partition repairs at Westland and Grove
City high school; and HVAC improvements
at the preschool.
Meadows also said a scoreboard was
ordered for the boys baseball and girls softball
teams at Westland. They are slated to
be delivered in the fall.
In other meeting news, Carl Metzger,
the assistant superintendent of personnel,
gave a staffing update to the board.
According to Metzger, the district has 2,773
certificated and classified employees. Of
that number, 1,748 are certificated employees
(1,644 teachers, 104 administrators)
and 1,025 are classified.
He also added that the district is looking
for bus drivers, substitute bus drivers, custodians,
teacher’s aides, and substitute
teachers. He said to visit their website at
www.swcsd.us for more information on how
County funds to help those facing eviction
The Franklin County Commissioners
approved two contracts to better support
families facing eviction due to the ongoing
The Franklin County Municipal Court
recently said that it would not enforce a
new CDC eviction moratorium, and many
families are in danger of losing their homes
due to the pandemic and economy. The new
supports include $624,000 in additional
funding to the Legal Aid Society of
Columbus and $550,000 for Community
Mediation Services of Central Ohio.
“The effects of this pandemic will be felt
for many years to come,” said board of commissioners
president Kevin Boyce. “It
would be a grave mistake to allow families
who lost their livelihoods due to the pandemic
also lose their homes, and would
only prolong our community’s recovery.”
The commissioners have long supported
the Legal Aid Society of Columbus, and
this contract adds to the county’s annual
funding amount. The additional money will
allow Legal Aid to hire three new full-time
attorneys to work with families that are
struggling to pay the rent. These new
lawyers can assure that our residents’ legal
rights are protected, represent them in the
court system, and negotiate with lawyers
and landlords. As many as 1,500 lowincome
families are expected to be helped
with this new funding over the coming
“Many of our neighbors are living on the
edge, hurt by the pandemic through no
fault of their own. We want to help every
struggling tenant to work out a way to pay
their rent so that they can stay in their
homes and so that their landlords are also
made whole,” said commissioner John
Community Mediation Services of
Central Ohio (CMS) is also a long-time
partner which the commissioners annually
fund in order to provide tenant/landlord
mediation and other eviction prevention
services. The increased funding will allow
CMS to serve an additional 600 families.
Since beginning to work with Franklin
County eviction clients, CMS has seen that
90 percent are able to avoid eviction or successfully
relocate to alternate stable housing.
“There are many families who are barely
surviving this pandemic, some being
only one flat tire away from being
unhoused,” said commissioner Erica
Crawley. “With that, we know that families
and especially children are unable to thrive
and do well in school without a safe and
stable place to live. We are pleased to be
able to answer the call to help our neighbors
find ways to stay in their homes with
Franklin County to offer mental
health support with new website
Franklin County has launched a new
online tool to connect residents and families
with national and local resources to
address their mental and emotional health
, allows residents to take a self-paced
approach to learn about more than 200 different
emotional and mental health topics
and find mental health providers in
“The pandemic and economic downturn
have had a major toll on people’s mental
and emotional well-being,” said Joy Bivens,
deputy franklin county administrator for
health and human services. “This platform
allows us to meet people where they are.
It’s judgement-free, it’s evidence-based and
it’s easy to use — whether you’re just looking
for some mindfulness exercises to cope
with stress or searching for a mental
The website was funded by the board of
commissioners and supports the work of
the Rise Together Blueprint to Reduce
Poverty in Franklin County by increasing
access to mental health services. It was
developed in collaboration with county
health and human services agencies,
including the Department of Job and
Family Services (JFS), and the Alcohol,
Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin
“Additional support for well-being is
welcomed right now. Easily accessible,
quality support tools help to bury the stigma
around asking for help. It is up to all of
us to help change the perception that asking
for help is a sign of weakness. Taking
care of our mental health makes us
stronger,” said Erika Clark Jones, CEO for
The website offers more than a dozen
different self-assessments to help visitors
get a better idea of their mental health profile.
After completing the assessment, visitors
are referred to a variety of resources —
articles, videos, podcasts and more — all
tailored based off their results. All the
resources are vetted by experts and all the
assessment tools are confidential.
The site provides direct links to
ADAMH’s network of more than 30 local
behavioral health providers. Residents can
also get information about obtaining
Medicaid, which covers mental health and
addiction treatment, through JFS as well
as resources from other health and human
services agencies like Office on Aging,
Child Support Enforcement and Justice
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legal representation and mediation services.”
Each year, the commissioners allocate
about $23.5 million to affordable housing
and other housing supports. During the
pandemic, they’ve increased that investment
by more than $8 million to help vulnerable
families stay in their homes, and
resources are still available via the commissioners’
Emergency Rental Assistance
Program and the Impact Hope Fund.
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Relief funds will target learning
loss initiatives and infrastructure
By Dedra Cordle
The South-Western City Schools
District is preparing for its third round of
federal COVID-19 relief funds.
At its meeting in August, the board of
education was presented with a projected
spending plan for its $61.1 million allocation
through The Elementary and
Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund
(ESSER). The plan includes infrastructure
improvements, learning loss initiatives,
and the construction of additional classroom
space at some of its buildings.
According to Treasurer Hugh Garside,
this recent allocation comes with the
requirement that 20 percent of the total
sum be set aside to focus on student learning
loss caused during the course of the
He said the district’s objective to
address this issue will be to continue summer
school programming through 2023,
partner with the YMCA of Central Ohio for
social and emotional support for students
in grades K-6, hire five student support
liaisons for its four high schools, and allocate
funds to each school for individual
building initiatives for tutoring services.
The district also plans to use this portion
of funds to purchase additional
Chromebooks over the course of three
years. The district’s first round of ESSER
funds (approximately $6.5 million) primarily
went toward the purchase of
Chromebooks to provide each student with
a laptop to take home.
The remaining $45.6 million is projected
to be spent on updating facilities and operations.
Under the plan, all five of the intermediate
schools will receive HVAC renovations
as would Central Crossing High
School and the South-Western Career
Academy. The recreational centers at
Grove City, Franklin Heights, and
Westland High Schools would also receive
Other objectives include adding classrooms
to Hayes Intermediate and to reconfigure
space at Buckeye Woods and Darby
Woods Elementary. There are also plans to
demolish the greenhouse at the SWCA to
make room for additional classroom space.
As thousands of central Ohio children
and teens return to school, Columbus
Metropolitan Library’s (CML) School Help
Centers reopen at 21 locations. Starting
Aug. 23, K-12 students will have a free
place to get help with their schoolwork
from staff and volunteers.
The School Help Center hours of operation
will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday
through Friday at the Hilltop and the
Board member David Donofrio asked
why the demolition of the greenhouse was
necessary. Superintendent Dr. Bill Wise
said it was because the horticulture program
has been discontinued at that location.
“It hasn’t been offered as part of our
career tech pathway for several years now,
partially because of student interest and
partially because of the market and the
credentialing,” Wise said.
He said they felt they can make “much
better use of the space” with the proposed
demolition of the greenhouse.
If there are reserves left over from their
ESSER III allocation, the district plans to
purchase a facility for a preschool near
West Broad Street, address the HVAC
issues at the District Service Center, and
construct four classroom additions at Holt
Crossing Intermediate School.
The board of education had no objection
to the proposed ESSER III spending plan.
With the approval, the plan will now be
sent to the Ohio Department of Education
for Review. Should the state board raise
objections with the plan, amendments will
be made during future meetings. All
ESSER III funds must be spent by
Garside said should they receive
approval from the state, they will quickly
move forward with the process to get the
planned construction started.
“Due to the economic state we’re in right
now in the country with inflation and the
supply chain issues, we’re going to try to
get moving on these projects as fast as possible
so we can get the most bang for our
buck,” he said.
This will likely be the district’s last allocation
of federal COVID-19 relief funds. In
addition to the $6.5 million they received
during the allocation of ESSER I funds,
they also received an allocation of $27.2
million in ESSER II funds during the 2020-
2021 school year. Those funds were primarily
spent on establishing the Virtual
Learning Academy, the purchase of
Chromebooks and the purchase of cleaning
supplies and materials. Garside said only
40 percent (or $10.8 million) of that allocation
remains but it should be spent by the
end of fiscal year 2021-22.
School Help Centers open at CML
Franklinton library branch.
In addition to providing in-person
School Help, CML also launched a new
School Help webpage, offering free access
to tools and resources, including HelpNow:
connecting students one-on-one with virtual
tutors Monday through Friday from 2 to
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Hilltop History & Heritage
This photo was submitted by Jack Kelly, West High School class of 1949. It depicts
12 US Marine Reserves enlistees, all of whom graduated from West between 1948
and 1950. They went through reserves summer training in 1948 and then many of
them led West to the City League football title that fall. They include front - (left to
right) Ron Burgoon, Fred Warden, Mike Burgoon, Robin Schmidt, and Paul
Theisen; back - Cliff Voss, Jim Palmer, Dick Husch, Dick Holycross, Jack Kelly,
Chuck Weeks, and Carl Kinman. The Marine Corps later placed their first recruiting
substation at Powell Avenue and West Broad Street. If you have a photo to share,
contact Stacy Berndsen-Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submitted by
the Hilltop Historical Society.
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Roger Spencer shared his concerns with
the board of trustees at a recent meeting.
“We want to see more police,” said
Spencer. “The area is becoming more violent.
As residents, we deserve to have a law
The perceived lack of coverage in the
area also upset residents since the township
recently approved the 2021 Police
Service Agreement with the Franklin
County Sheriff’s Office. The agreement
runs through Dec. 31, 2021 and costs the
township $82,973 per month, not to exceed
$1 million a year.
This is a continued increase over previous
years. In 2017 the contract was
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$890,938 (a 3.77 percent increase), in 2019
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increase), and in 2020 the contract was
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“This agreement will include two dedicated
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day, seven days a week,” said Major Carl
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By Amanda Ensinger
A local township is putting more security
measures in place to protect employees
and residents. At a recent Franklin
Township meeting, the board discussed the
new policies and procedures for visitors
checking into the township office.
“Visitors must check in at the front
desk,” said Mark Potts, township administrator.
“Once the person they are there to
see is available, they will be allowed to
This new procedure will ensure they can
have more control over who comes and goes
in the building.
The board also approved raising the cost
of police reports from $4 to $5 per report
In other news, Janine Lovelace, executive
director of Ohio Valley Youth
Development, addressed the board related
to the Havenwood Garden.
“We started the garden in June of 2020,
however the garden has suffered from vandalism
and our team needs to build a fence
around the property,” Lovelace said. “I
have reached out to Franklin County zoning
but have not heard back from them. A
fencing company is donating the materials
and will teach the youth how to build the
Office. “Other services include, but are not
limited to full service, swat team, bomb
team, bike unit, and other services of the
The biggest reasons for an increase in
the contract each year can be attributed to
staffing costs, rising fuel costs and inflation,
according to the sheriff’s office.
Residents also asked township officials
for updates on the proposed Prairie
Pleasant Solar Project.
Residents were informed that there are
two additional interveners now - No
Prairie Solar and the Ohio Farmers
According to Prairie Township
Administrator Rob Peters, through the
township’s legal team, they have been
working directly with Invenergy on the
issues that have been brought up by the
Recently, an in-person hearing took
place where residents could voice their
support or concerns about the project.
The project is for a 250-megawatt,
1,700-acre solar farm that would stretch
across Prairie and Pleasant townships.
Spearheaded by Invenergy, the project
would take place on farmland that has
been leased for a period of 40 years.
Franklin Township to
enact new security measures
fence. We also want to build a shed within
The board also discussed the sale of
properties given to the township by the
Central Ohio Community Improvement
Corporation (COCIC). The board approved
the sale of 1765 Marsdale for $11,000, as
well as reducing the sale price of 777
Realtor Laura Esterline from Heart of it
All Realty gave an update on these properties.
“The property on Marsdale we received
offers for $5,000, $7,000, $10,000 and
$11,000,” Esterline said. “The gentleman
offering $11,000 has built houses within
Franklin Township and has plans to build
on this property within 90 days of receiving
Esterline asked the board to consider
reducing the listing price of the property
located at 777 Brown Road to $9,500.
Trustee John Fleshman reaffirmed he
would like to see people who are purchasing
these properties build on them and that
the new development in the township will
help increase property values.
“I am a firm believer in using these
properties for new development,” he said.
“I believe in planting new seeds in the
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61 S. Powell Ave., Columbus,OH 43204
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Safety issues were discussed at the August Greater
Hilltop Area Commission meeting.
Sgt. Frederick Brophy, with the Columbus Division
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problems with all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) being driven
on streets on the westside, as well as county-wide.
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those who ride these vehicles in the street because it is
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Columbus City Council recently passed legislation
to increase penalties on those caught driving ATVs on
the streets. Columbus police have started an enhanced
enforcement of the new laws.
The city has joined with the
Franklin County Sheriff’s
Office and some suburban agencies
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and more money. A new task
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“The idea is to get officers
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ATVs becoming a problem in the Hilltop
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focus on ATVs being driven illegally in the
According to reports, automobile deaths and residential
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When asked how the Greater Hilltop Area
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to the police charter and approve a budget for it.
“Moving manpower is required. It’s a big undertaking,”
said Brophy. “Trust me, nobody wants that more
than I do. I know because I work out here that the
westside of Columbus needs more police officers.”
These furry friends are available
for adoption at local
rescues and shelters
Han Solo is a funny
boy. When he was in
a foster home, he
took a liking to socks.
He would steal all his
foster mom’s socks
and collect them. In
addition to his fondness
for socks, Han
Solo is a super affectionate guy. He is about 5
years old and eager to find a loving forever
family. Adopt him from Colony Cats.
Willow is a very
sweet and loving girl.
This 5-month-old kitten
is very affectionate.
She loves belly
rubs and ear scratches.
Willow gets along
well with children and
other cats. She would
make a lovely addition
to any home. Adopt Willow from Friends
for Life Animal Haven.