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<strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong><br />

<strong>March</strong> 6 -19, <strong>2022</strong> www.columbusmessenger.com Vol. XLIII, No. 2<br />

Photo courtesy of <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong> E-sports<br />

The <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong> High School E-sports team won the state title for League of<br />

Legends play this season. Pictured here, from left to right, are team members:<br />

Cameron Moreland, Poom Tresukosol, Jeffery Kelly, Savanh Vongsavath, and Mathias<br />

Noffsinger.<br />

E-sports team wins state title<br />

By Linda Dillman<br />

Staff Writer<br />

Video games have made the leap from<br />

pure entertainment to the realm of sanctioned<br />

sports with the development of<br />

school-level E-sports competition teams<br />

and <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong> is jumping on the<br />

gaming bandwagon.<br />

When asked what makes electronic<br />

gaming a sport, <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong> High<br />

School Athletic Director Pat Durbin felt<br />

gaming is competitive because, not only<br />

can a player compete against the game,<br />

but they also compete against each other<br />

online as well.<br />

“Before E-sports started, it was already<br />

competitive,” said Durbin. “Now they compete<br />

as teams as well. It especially became<br />

popular at the high school level after the<br />

popularity of it at the collegiate level.<br />

Maybe a student doesn’t want to play a<br />

(field, etc.) sport or they have physical limitations.<br />

E-sports gives them a chance to<br />

become involved.”<br />

Currently E-sports at <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong><br />

is considered a club organization.<br />

However, Durbin expects it to be eventually<br />

recognized as a sport with the opportunity<br />

for players to earn a letter.<br />

Ben Wyatt is head coach of the high<br />

school’s E-sports team, which just ended<br />

their second season by claiming the state<br />

title for League of Legends play, which,<br />

according to Wyatt, is the world’s number<br />

one E-sports game.<br />

“League of Legends, other than the<br />

Super Bowl, is the most watched sporting<br />

event in the world,”said Wyatt. “We didn’t<br />

have expectations for state, just go in and<br />

play the best we can play and they (team<br />

members) beat Hilliard Davidson, then St.<br />

Johns Jesuit and we eventually were able<br />

to beat Oberlin for the state title.”<br />

The state competition in December was<br />

a surreal, unexpected, nail-biting experience<br />

for Wyatt. The team was down three<br />

games in their first round against Hilliard<br />

in a best of six series before rallying and<br />

winning a seventh game tie-breaker.<br />

<strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong> teams hold weekly<br />

practice sessions, which are typically split<br />

between game titles. There are approximately<br />

35 personal computers in the lab<br />

with enough space for players to spread<br />

out and focus on individual games.<br />

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Also, citizens’ referendum<br />

petition update<br />

By Linda Dillman<br />

Staff Writer<br />

The purchase of a 2.5 acre parcel on<br />

Franklin Street in <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong> intended<br />

as a future connector for pedestrians<br />

and cyclists to McGill Park raised concerns<br />

from resident Ann Bennett during the Feb.<br />

22 <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong> City Council meeting.<br />

“Creating direct access for walkers and<br />

cyclists to McGill Park from downtown is a<br />

super idea, but trying to use the Franklin<br />

Street parcel to achieve that access is not<br />

the way to do it,” Bennett said,<br />

Council approved the $99,900 agreement<br />

on Feb. 7 by a 4-3 margin.<br />

Council members Bob Clark, Chuck Milliken,<br />

Patrick Shea and Mike Walker voted<br />

for the ordinance with Jill Amos, Laurie<br />

Amick and Ashley Ward voting against it.<br />

“There’s little, if any, room to park,” said<br />

Bennett. “Franklin Street is narrow and residents<br />

are already challenged with cars cutting<br />

through there to the traffic light on<br />

Washington Street. Not only are this parcel<br />

and (a nearby) field regularly under water,<br />

there is a larger than 1,000 foot span of land<br />

abutting the creek that is in a floodway, not<br />

to be confused with a floodplain.”<br />

Bennett alleged more than the nearly<br />

$100,000 cost for the land would be needed<br />

to fund the project. She said there is no information<br />

on acquisition or easement costs<br />

pertaining to adjoining land, and no feasibility<br />

or engineering studies pertinent to<br />

construction of a bridge over the creek or<br />

abutments flanking the floodplain.<br />

She note the path would go from low<br />

lying bottom land up a significant hill to the<br />

top at Franklin Street.<br />

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“I genuinely applaud council’s goal of trying<br />

to give pedestrians and cyclists a shortcut<br />

to McGill Park, but trying to use the<br />

Franklin Street parcel to do that is simply<br />

wrong,” said Bennett.<br />

<strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong> Development Director<br />

Lucas Haire said the project was part of the<br />

Old Town plan and the opportunity to purchase<br />

the tract became available by owners<br />

Timothy Fiske and Lee Oster.<br />

“Trying to acquire this in the future<br />

when someone else acquires it and builds a<br />

house on it makes it much more difficult to<br />

accomplish the goals of the Old Town Plan,”<br />

Haire said. “This is in the same general<br />

vicinity of McGill Park and the hope is to<br />

grow McGill Park at some point in the future<br />

so it encompasses both sides of Walnut<br />

Creek. This would then be directly adjacent<br />

to that parcel. Again, we’re not actively out<br />

trying to purchase additional land, but we<br />

are hoping to take advantage of opportunities<br />

as they arise.”<br />

Haire said the area floods significantly,<br />

so a substantial number of improvements<br />

could not take place on the 2.5 acre parcel.<br />

“We wouldn’t see a lot of active recreation,<br />

fencing, things like that being installed,<br />

because you get so much debris and<br />

damage in a flood event. Things like soccer<br />

goals, those are pretty easy to put in floodplains,”<br />

said Haire.<br />

Referendum petition update<br />

Councilwoman Jill Amos asked Haire<br />

what happens next regarding a citizen-lead<br />

referendum petition drive, which seeks to<br />

stop a pair of warehouses from being developed<br />

by Northpoint at Bixby and Rager<br />

roads. If certified, the referendum would appear<br />

on the November ballot.<br />

“I don’t know how it’s going to play out,”<br />

said Haire. “It’s up to them (applicant) to<br />

make the next step. We’re going through the<br />

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Ohio State Fair returns this year<br />

Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Expo Center &<br />

State Fair General Manager Virgil Strickler<br />

announced that the <strong>2022</strong> Ohio State Fair will run from<br />

July 27 to Aug. 7.<br />

Ohioans and out-of-state visitors alike are invited to<br />

rediscover the Ohio State Fair with great food, fun<br />

games, thrilling rides, educational activities, friendly<br />

competitions, concerts, agriculture and more.<br />

“The Ohio State Fair brings people together. It’s a<br />

place where we can all celebrate our great state and<br />

make memories that will last a lifetime,” said DeWine.<br />

“Fran and I absolutely love fairs, none more than the<br />

Ohio State Fair. We have experienced so many<br />

remarkable moments with our children and grandchildren<br />

at fairs over the years, and this summer, we can’t<br />

wait to enjoy the Ohio State Fair once again.”<br />

This year’s 167th Ohio State Fair is possible thanks<br />

to the work of thousands of staff members, exhibitors,<br />

volunteers, vendors, partners, performers, concessionaires,<br />

youth leaders and sponsors. At this time, the<br />

Ohio State Fair staff are working on enhancements<br />

that will make this year’s Ohio State Fair safe, fun,<br />

and memorable.<br />

“When we open our gates, people will be able to<br />

rediscover the Ohio State Fair,” said Strickler. “This<br />

summer, all of our fair favorites will return. You’ll be<br />

able to walk through the barn, see the iconic butter<br />

cow, try some deep-fried food on a stick, listen to<br />

music, browse arts exhibitions, watch performances by<br />

the All-Ohio State Fair Band and Youth Choir, visit<br />

with Smokey Bear, learn about agriculture, and so<br />

much more.”<br />

During the 2019 Ohio State Fair, 934,925 people<br />

attended during the event’s 12-day run. These attendees<br />

came from each of Ohio’s 88 counties, all 50<br />

Libraries open on Sunday<br />

The Columbus Metropolitan Library are now open on Sundays.<br />

In early November, CML announced that all 23 locations would<br />

close on Sundays due to staffing challenges. Fully staffed, CML<br />

employs approximately 870 full- and part-time staff members.<br />

CML’s staffing count in early November was 711. That number<br />

has since risen to 760. Open library positions remain posted on<br />

CML’s Careers page. To ensure social distancing, CML staff may<br />

limit the number of people who can attend some of its programs.<br />

CML asks that customers not enter its buildings if they are experiencing<br />

symptoms of COVID-19, or if they recently came in contact<br />

with someone who is experiencing symptoms. Masks are<br />

required in all CML locations by order of the City of Columbus<br />

and Library Board of Trustees. Children under age two are not<br />

required to wear a mask.<br />

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states, the District of Columbia, as well as Canada and<br />

Mexico.<br />

The first big-name acts in this year’s Ohio State<br />

Fair Concert & Event Series will be announced by the<br />

Ohio Expo Center and State Fair on <strong>March</strong> 7, with<br />

additional announcements to follow on <strong>March</strong> 21 and<br />

April 4. To sign up to be the first to know about the<br />

new acts, and get access to pre-sale ticket opportunities,<br />

sign up to receive the Ohio State Fair’s newsletters<br />

at ohiostatefair.com.<br />

Admission and parking<br />

The fair’s hours of operations are Monday through<br />

Friday from 10 a.m. — 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday<br />

from 9 a.m. — 9 p.m. except Aug. 7, when admission<br />

gates close at 6 p.m.<br />

Gate admission prices: adults (ages 13-59) — $10;<br />

youth (ages 6-12) — $8; senior (ages 60+) — $8; children<br />

five and under — free.<br />

Buy early and save! Early Bird Admission — $6<br />

(valid May 1-31) (lowest price of the year); Advance<br />

Admission — $8 (valid June 1 — July 26 only; and<br />

Midway ride-all-day wristbands — $25 each (through<br />

July 26 only).<br />

General parking is free to fairgoers in the main lots<br />

north of the Cardinal Gate. Reserved parking is not<br />

available to the general public for purchase.<br />

Midway hours: July 27 — 11 a.m. — 11 p.m.; July 28<br />

— 11 a.m. — 11 p.m.; July 29 — 11 a.m. — midnight; July<br />

30 — 10 a.m. — 11 p.m.; July 31 — 10 a.m. — 11 p.m.; Aug.<br />

1 — 11 a.m. — 11 p.m.; Aug. 2 — 11 a.m. — 11 p.m.; Aug.<br />

3 — 10 a.m. — 11 p.m. (Sensory-friendly morning); Aug.<br />

4 — 11 a.m. — 11 p.m.; Aug. 5 — 11 a.m. — midnight; Aug.<br />

6 — 10 a.m. — 11 p.m.; and Aug. 7 — 10 a.m. — 10 p.m.<br />

The Ohio State Fair plans to follow applicable state<br />

and local protocols related to the spread of COVID-19.<br />

Bugs and Birds Up Close<br />

The Bugs & Birds Up Close<br />

Photography Exhibition is at the Grange<br />

Insurance Audubon Center 505 W.<br />

Whittier St., Columbus, through <strong>March</strong> 13.<br />

The exhibit features the work of photographers<br />

Richard Schnuerer and David<br />

Greenberg.<br />

Schnuerer’s work includes 20-plus<br />

pieces showcasing Ohio raptors, including<br />

hawks, owls, eagles and osprey. Learn how<br />

the eagle has made a significant comeback<br />

in Ohio from only four nesting pairs in<br />

1979 to 700-plus nests in 2020. A special<br />

feature of the snowy owl “Hedwig,” who<br />

visited the Delaware area last winter and<br />

became quite the celebrity, is also included.<br />

In addition to the raptors, an exhibit of<br />

ruby-throated hummingbirds will also be<br />

included to tell the story of these tiny birds<br />

and their journey to Ohio and the Grange<br />

Insurance Audubon Center.<br />

The exhibition also includes photographs<br />

by Greenberg, who presents mostly<br />

insects but also includes spiders, millipedes,<br />

and other multi-legged, chitinencased<br />

creatures, some flying, some eating<br />

(or being eaten), or just staring at you<br />

suspiciously from their faceted, buggy<br />

eyes. These creatures live on land, on<br />

water, and in the air and they are extraordinarily<br />

important to human beings. His<br />

work also includes bees, among the most<br />

valuable and most important creatures on<br />

earth because much of what we eat<br />

depends on their efforts.


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Eastland-Fairfield hosts SkillsUSA competition<br />

Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical<br />

Schools and Eastland Career Center served<br />

as host for the <strong>2022</strong> SkillsUSA South<br />

Central regional competition on <strong>March</strong> 5.<br />

The competition included approximately<br />

175 students from 16 nearby career-technical<br />

education centers, including Fairfield<br />

Career Center. Eight competition standards<br />

were held on campus with an additional<br />

five taking place at off-site locations<br />

in Columbus.<br />

Senior Criminal Justice student, Laura<br />

Williamson (Reynoldsburg eSTEM High<br />

School), helped last year’s senior class compete<br />

as a subject in their virtual competition.<br />

Being able to compete herself and<br />

returning to in-person competition brought<br />

mixed emotions, including relief.<br />

“It’s definitely a little nerve-wracking<br />

because I didn’t know what to expect,” said<br />

Williamson. “It was really cool that I got to<br />

represent not just myself, but I feel like I<br />

represented my lab, my teachers, and my<br />

school.”<br />

With 45 students from its main campuses,<br />

Eastland-Fairfield had a heavy presence<br />

at the competition. Twenty-eight of<br />

those students came from host Eastland<br />

Career Center with another 17 made the<br />

journey from Fairfield Career Center.<br />

Prior to the SkillsUSA competition<br />

being altered by COVID-19 restrictions,<br />

the event would normally have been twice<br />

this size. However, while some schools are<br />

opening up in-person competitions some<br />

events, specifically leadership-related<br />

events, have moved to a “straight-to-<br />

States” model where the top three finishers<br />

in that category will bypass regional competition<br />

and advance straight to the State<br />

competition. This includes students from<br />

Eastland-Fairfield’s Architecture and<br />

Construction Management program<br />

(Gahanna Lincoln) and Cyber Security<br />

Air quality report<br />

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning<br />

Commission has released its annual air<br />

quality report. The report provides a summary<br />

of air quality data from November<br />

2020 to October 2021.<br />

For the first time since air quality<br />

record-keeping began in 1980, no<br />

Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (USG) Air<br />

Quality Index (AQI) days for ozone were<br />

observed during the ozone forecast season.<br />

Ground-level ozone forms when emissions<br />

from vehicles and industry react in the<br />

presence of heat and sunlight and is the<br />

main ingredient in smog.<br />

“Having zero days with air pollution<br />

above the 100 Air Quality Index level is a<br />

strong indication of the improving air quality<br />

in our region,” said Brandi Whetstone,<br />

MORPC sustainability officer. “We hope to<br />

see this trend continue in the coming<br />

years.”<br />

In July 2021, wildfire smoke transported<br />

into the Columbus area contributed to<br />

10 Moderate AQI days for PM2.5. This represents<br />

the highest number of Moderate<br />

AQI days recorded in July for PM2.5 since<br />

2015. PM2.5, or fine particle pollution, is<br />

made up of fine solid or liquid droplets that<br />

can get into the lungs and bloodstream.<br />

Sources include diesel trucks, power<br />

plants, and wood burning.<br />

Overall, most days in central Ohio were<br />

in the Good Air Quality Index category. For<br />

ozone, 85 percent of summer days were in<br />

the Good AQI category. For PM2.5, 87 percent<br />

of all days were in the Good AQI category.<br />

The summer’s highest AQI day for ozone<br />

occurred on August 24, when a large area<br />

of upper-level high pressure extending<br />

from the Southern Plains to Ohio inhibited<br />

vertical mixing. At the surface, ozone production<br />

was promoted by partly sunny<br />

skies and high temperatures in the low-<br />

90s. The daily ozone AQI value reached<br />

100 because of these conditions, which is in<br />

“Having zero days with air<br />

pollution above the 100 Air<br />

Quality Index level is a strong<br />

indication of the improving air<br />

quality in our region.”<br />

- Brandi Whetstone<br />

MORPC sustainability officer<br />

the High-Moderate category.<br />

MORPC issues daily air quality forecasts<br />

and notifies the public when ozone<br />

and particle pollution levels are forecasted<br />

to be unhealthy for sensitive groups of people<br />

through Air Quality Alerts. On days<br />

with an Air Quality Alert, children, older<br />

adults, and those with lung illnesses such<br />

as asthma can begin to experience symptoms<br />

like shortness of breath and wheezing.<br />

Over the past 29 years, the number of<br />

days with high ozone has generally<br />

declined in central Ohio, driven mostly by<br />

emissions reductions from vehicles.<br />

“We continue to see our Air Quality<br />

Index trend in the right direction,” said<br />

Kerstin Carr, MORPC chief regional strategy<br />

officer and senior director of planning.<br />

“These positive data points can help us<br />

advance the important programs and initiatives<br />

that contribute to cleaner air.”<br />

Local mobility providers and programs,<br />

such as MORPC’s Gohio Commute program,<br />

Downtown C-pass and Smart<br />

Columbus — that encourage ridesharing,<br />

driving electric vehicles, riding transit, biking<br />

and walking — all help in keeping<br />

harmful pollutants out of the air.<br />

The Central Ohio Air Quality End of<br />

Season Report can be viewed at<br />

morpc.org/airquality, where residents can<br />

find additional information and sign up to<br />

receive free Air Quality Alert notifications.<br />

(New Albany).<br />

Much like Eastland-Fairfield’s students,<br />

Eastland Career Center’s SkillsUSA advisor<br />

and social studies teacher, John<br />

McFarren, was enthusiastic for this year’s<br />

event.<br />

“I was excited to just be a part of it<br />

instead of getting an email stating which<br />

students won or advanced,” said McFarren.<br />

“I’ve gotten to know the labs a lot better<br />

and it’s given me a little bit of perspective<br />

of the kind of skills that they learn in lab.”<br />

On Feb. 18, six different SkillsUSA<br />

regional sites began competition that will<br />

last through <strong>March</strong> 12. This year’s competition<br />

at Eastland-Fairfield was not open to<br />

the public. Results can be found on<br />

www.EastlandFairfield.com.<br />

Students that advanced to the state<br />

competition will compete May 3-4.<br />

SkillsUSA Nationals are set to take place<br />

between June 20-24.<br />

<strong>Messenger</strong> delivery with<br />

the Sunday Dispatch<br />

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the <strong>Messenger</strong> in with the Sunday<br />

Dispatch. Recent proposed delivery<br />

changes by the Dispatch, which would<br />

have affected delivery of the <strong>Messenger</strong> in<br />

with the Sunday Dispatch, have now been<br />

put on hold.<br />

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SkillsUSA Ohio’s mission is to empower<br />

its members to become world-class workers,<br />

leaders and responsible American citizens.<br />

SkillsUSA improves the quality of<br />

America’s skilled workforce through a<br />

structured program of citizenship, leadership,<br />

employability, technical and professional<br />

skills training. SkillsUSA was previously<br />

known as VICA (Vocational<br />

Industrial Clubs of America). Ohio’s organization<br />

started in 1952 as VIC, then the<br />

organization became a national organization<br />

(VICA) in 1965. In 1999 the National<br />

Association became SkillsUSA-VICA and<br />

then finally just SkillsUSA in 2004. With<br />

32,751 members in the 2019-2020 academic<br />

year, SkillsUSA is the largest CTSO<br />

(career-technical student organization) in<br />

the state, and Ohio is the third largest<br />

state association in the United States. For<br />

information about Ohio SkillsUSA, visit<br />

www.OhioSkillsUSA.org.<br />

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Dispatch for the foreseeable future.<br />

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Volunteer for Trail Riders<br />

The Groveport Recreation Department looking for a<br />

volunteer to coordinate its Trail Riders bicycling program.<br />

Group rides are scheduled once per week from<br />

May thru September. Each ride is approximately 10 to<br />

16 miles in length round trip, with lunch either during<br />

the ride or after the ride. Rides typically take between<br />

two and three hours and originate from a Groveport<br />

park or local Metro Park. Most of the riding is on a<br />

paved bicycle trail. Interested persons should contact<br />

Kyle Lund at 614-836-1000 / klund@groveport.org.<br />

Barber Museum<br />

The National Barber Museum in <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong><br />

is located at 135 Franklin St. (behind the former CW<br />

High School building). The museum, housed in approximately<br />

5,000 square feet, showcases art, artifacts, and<br />

memorabilia from decades of the barbering profession.<br />

For information call(614) 837-8400.<br />

Special Olympics<br />

The mission of Special Olympics Ohio and its Groveport<br />

and <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong> Special Olympics chapter is<br />

to provide year round sports training and competition<br />

in a variety of Olympic type sports for intellectually disabled<br />

individuals. Contact Penny and Cassandra Hilty<br />

at groveportspecialolympics@gmail.com or at (614) 395-<br />

8992 or 395-6640. Donations may be sent to Groveport<br />

Special Olympics, P.O. Box 296, Groveport, OH 43125.<br />

Fire trucks damaged<br />

Madison Township Fire Chief Derek Robinson told<br />

Groveport City Council on Feb. 21 that two of the fire<br />

department’s fire engines were recently involved in<br />

motor vehicle crashes.<br />

He said one engine is inoperable and the other is in<br />

service until scheduled repairs can be made. In the<br />

mean time, the department will borrow reserve fire engines<br />

from other area fire departments.<br />

Guns vs. Hoses softball<br />

The Groveport Recreation Department is planning a<br />

charity slow pitch softball game between the Groveport<br />

Police and the Madison Township Fire Department to<br />

be played in the late spring or early summer in Groveport<br />

Park, 7370 Groveport Road.<br />

More details about the game will be available soon.<br />

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“Every Brilliant Thing” to be presented<br />

The <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong> High School Performing Arts Department<br />

and David’s United Church of Christ announced performances of<br />

Duncan Macmillan’s “Every Brilliant Thing,” on <strong>March</strong> 14 at 7 p.m.<br />

(pay what you can performance) at David’s United Church of<br />

Christ, 80 W. Columbus St., <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong>; and <strong>March</strong> 15 at 7<br />

p.m. (pay what you can performance) at the Oley Speaks Auditorium,<br />

<strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong> Education Center, 100 Washington St,<br />

<strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong>.<br />

The one actor play revolves around a middle-aged man coming<br />

to terms with his parents’ and his own issues with depression.<br />

The character retells learning of his mother’s depression and the<br />

list of ‘Every Brilliant Thing’ in the world worth living for. Over the<br />

years, this list grows to 10,000 items.<br />

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(referendum) process as set out by the Ohio Revised<br />

Code.”<br />

Haire said, according to the agreement with the city,<br />

the applicant has the ability to file for a detachment<br />

with the city for the annexation and return the acreage<br />

to Madison Township for consideration by other entities–such<br />

as Columbus–for annexation and development.<br />

If the council turned down a detachment request, the<br />

city would be in breach of the contract and open to litigation.<br />

“They’re (applicant) gone,” Shea said. “I mean like<br />

gone. Five million dollars over 10 years–gone.”<br />

The city received the citizen referendum petition on<br />

Feb. 17.<br />

Members of the <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong> for Smart Growth<br />

organization spearheaded the referendum.<br />

During a Jan. 18 council meeting, an ordinance was<br />

passed by council to rezone land owned by members of<br />

the Schacht family from rural to limited manufacturing.<br />

Northpoint wants to construct a pair of warehouses to<br />

compliment two already located in their <strong>Canal</strong> Crossing<br />

development.<br />

<strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong> Finance Director Amanda Jackson<br />

said the city has not reviewed the referendum petitions<br />

and does not approve or reject them.<br />

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Wyatt talks with his captains beforehand and then<br />

turns the practice over to them, which consists of inhouse<br />

and remote scrimmages with other schools. The<br />

coach said, as an educator, it is important to him that<br />

his players have the opportunity and room to lead and<br />

help each other grow.<br />

Players–who must maintain academic eligibility–<br />

frequently review video footage from past competitive<br />

matches and critique each other as well.<br />

“We have a really nice lab over at the high school,”<br />

said the coach who became involved in E-sports in late<br />

2020 early 2021. “In our first year, we tried to figure out<br />

what’s the best way best way we can make it. We had a<br />

plan during the 2019-20 school year to roll out an E-<br />

sports program, but those plans were initially placed on<br />

hold due to the pandemic and the restrictions that came<br />

with it.”<br />

According to Wyatt, the team started with 20 students<br />

in 2021 and now includes almost 50 teenage<br />

gamers who play four different games. The coach said<br />

E-sports is becoming more important as the years go on<br />

and students are now able to apply for scholarships.<br />

“Initially, we saw $500 to $1,300 in scholarship<br />

money,” said Wyatt. “Now we’re<br />

seeing partial to full scholarships<br />

in just two years of advancement.<br />

E-sports is only going to<br />

continue to grow. We even talked<br />

about trying to get it to the middle<br />

school level and elementary<br />

level and even rec.”<br />

Wyatt said the Ohio High<br />

School Athletic Association is<br />

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Sept. 25. We are currently accepting applications.<br />

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<strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong> City Council meetings<br />

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“The city must keep the petitions on hand for at least<br />

10 days from the date of receipt before forwarding them<br />

to the Franklin County Board of Elections,” said Jackson.<br />

“According to the Franklin County Board of Elections,<br />

430 (valid) signatures were required. The city<br />

does not take part in the verification of the signatures<br />

so I cannot comment on how many were obtained.”<br />

According to Franklin County Board of Elections<br />

Public Information Officer Aaron Sellers, “(As of Feb.<br />

25) We’ve not received it (the petition) yet. If the city<br />

has it they have to forward it to us to check signatures<br />

after 10 days, and we have 10 days to get it back to<br />

them. It will appear at the next general election (if approved).”<br />

Sellers said there were 4,292 votes cast for governor<br />

at the 2018 general election in <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong>. He<br />

said 10 percent of that is 430 signatures, which is the<br />

number of valid signatures required for the referendum<br />

petition. The board of elections must examine the signatures<br />

and return the petition to the city within 10<br />

days of receipt with a statement attesting to the number<br />

of voters who signed the petition. If the number of<br />

valid signatures is sufficient and the petition is otherwise<br />

valid, the city must certify the sufficiency and validity<br />

of the petition back to the board of elections.<br />

Managing Editor Rick Palsgrove contributed to this story.<br />

now involved in E-sports and working toward officially<br />

recognizing it as a sanctioned sport. The district club is<br />

now part of a state-run league with over 300 participating<br />

schools with spring and fall seasons.<br />

“I have always been interested in gaming and playing<br />

competitively,” said Wyatt, who played video games<br />

on various platforms including the Nintendo’s original<br />

entertainment system and felt his knowledge and experience<br />

with gaming made him an ideal candidate to<br />

head up the emerging E-sports program. “Couple this<br />

with the fact that I love my students and strive to see<br />

them succeed and it became a perfect match. I am also<br />

a former student of the district and spent 12 years as a<br />

CW Indian.<br />

Looking back on his time as a student, Wyatt said a<br />

program like E-sports would have been a perfect way<br />

for him to apply his passion for gaming in a way that<br />

could potentially afford him a future as a professional<br />

gamer, as a scholarship E-sports athlete at the collegiate<br />

level or as a video game creator.<br />

“I wanted to be the person to bring that dream to reality<br />

for our students,” said Wyatt.<br />

Future plans include expanding opportunities for<br />

students outside of gaming within E-sports such as<br />

streaming, commentating and video production.<br />

“There is so much that goes into making E-sports<br />

successful and I would love to provide media production<br />

opportunities for students interested in gaming, but<br />

who may not be comfortable or interested in playing<br />

competitively,” said Wyatt. “We have big things in the<br />

works and I look forward to seeing where we are five<br />

years from now.”<br />

every month. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. and<br />

are held at Town Hall, 10 N. High St. The<br />

meetings are open to the public.<br />

CW school board meetings<br />

The <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong> Board of Education<br />

meets on the third Monday of each<br />

month at 7 p.m. in the <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong><br />

Education Center, 100 Washington St. on<br />

the second floor in room 204/206.


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New CW municipal building<br />

awaits technology installation<br />

By Linda Dillman<br />

Staff Writer<br />

Completion of <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong>’s new<br />

municipal complex is in a temporary holding<br />

pattern as the city waits on installation<br />

of fiber optics connections from WOW.<br />

“Right now, it’s a concentration of data,<br />

telecom and security access type items and<br />

getting those wrapped up,” said Construction<br />

Services Administrator Bill Sims during<br />

a Feb. 22 <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong> City Council<br />

work session. “Putting the IT rooms together<br />

and testing out those facilities…<br />

those all hinge on WOW bringing in their<br />

fiber to the facility. They’re waiting on a<br />

piece of equipment at this point.”<br />

Sims said furniture is being installed in<br />

all of the office areas and the new community<br />

center at the west end of the building<br />

looks finished. He anticipates city offices to<br />

open around the third to fourth week in<br />

<strong>March</strong>.<br />

“When we started the project, the work<br />

basically progressed from the west end of<br />

the building in the community center area<br />

to the council chamber,” Sims said. “So, the<br />

council chamber is basically the last thing<br />

wrapping up. There probably is a possibility<br />

council might not move to that chamber location<br />

until after we’re in the offices.”<br />

Mayor Mike Ebert said that empty space<br />

at the far west end of the complex has not<br />

yet been leased by an outside entity. He said<br />

the city has “feelers out, but nothing concrete<br />

yet.”<br />

The old Steube Community Center to the<br />

south of the new complex closed permanently<br />

at the end of the day on Feb. 25 after<br />

serving the public since the 1980s. It will be<br />

torn down to make way for additional parking<br />

spaces.<br />

Sims said they are going to give it their<br />

Tax preparation for seniors<br />

AARP tax-aide volunteers will offer free<br />

income tax preparation services to seniors.<br />

This year the group will operate out of the<br />

Interurban Station Building, 16 S. High St.,<br />

<strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong>, near the parking lots behind<br />

Stradley Park. Safety precautions<br />

have been put in place to prevent the spread<br />

of COVID-19. Appointments are required<br />

and are available on Wednesdays and Fridays.<br />

Call 614-375-2167 to schedule your<br />

appointment. Appointment scheduling is<br />

also available at the Community Center, 22<br />

S. Trine St., <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong>, during regular<br />

business hours.<br />

We Love Our Veterans<br />

Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St.,<br />

Groveport, will host the We Love Our Veterans<br />

exhibit through <strong>March</strong> 25.<br />

The city of Groveport is recognizing honorably<br />

discharged military veterans from all<br />

branches of service who reside in Franklin<br />

County.<br />

The exhibit includes items from Motts<br />

best shot in salvaging an old shelter house<br />

that is part of the center, but the structure<br />

experienced a lot of water damage over the<br />

years.<br />

A <strong>March</strong> 21 target reopening date for the<br />

new center is anticipated, but dates are<br />

fluid due to potential issues, with the WOW<br />

connection topping the list.<br />

“We anticipate demolition of the current<br />

building in mid to late <strong>March</strong>,” said Sims,<br />

with “parking lot work in April. That should<br />

move along pretty well.”<br />

Sims also updated council on plans to<br />

convert the old municipal building at 36 S.<br />

High St. into a police substation. He said<br />

preliminary plans came in a little higher<br />

than expected.<br />

“There was a bit more work involved<br />

when you get to the nitty gritty of the HVAC<br />

system and electrical items,” said Sims, who<br />

anticipates bringing a request to waive the<br />

competitive bidding process to council by<br />

the second meeting in <strong>March</strong>. “Ideally I’d<br />

like to move forward with something from<br />

Ferguson Construction. We contract with<br />

them currently and it would be extremely<br />

similar work. I think we can do this as a design<br />

build. We have some criteria sketches<br />

and I think we’d be well suited to do a design-build<br />

scenario with the contractor. I<br />

think we’ll save ourselves potentially<br />

$10,000 in efforts.”<br />

Part of the costs associated with the renovation<br />

of 36 S. High St. not considered in<br />

the city’s preliminary estimate was moving<br />

doors and walls and the impact that has on<br />

service systems and lighting.<br />

Since they are working on the new municipal<br />

complex, Sims said the city took advantage<br />

of asking Ferguson Construction to<br />

estimate the cost of the project.<br />

Military Museum, the Groveport Heritage<br />

Museum, the Central Ohio Military Museum,<br />

and items from individuals and families.<br />

CW Council work sessions<br />

<strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong> City Council meets in<br />

work session at 6 p.m. prior to each city<br />

council meeting to discuss legislative items<br />

and other issues of the city prior to being included<br />

on a city council agenda.<br />

Council work session consists of all members<br />

of council with the vice-president serving<br />

as chair.<br />

The work sessions are divided into two<br />

areas of focus.<br />

The first work session of the month focuses<br />

on finance/economic development<br />

items and the second monthly work session<br />

focuses on service/safety items.<br />

While each work session includes specific<br />

areas of focus, other items may be brought<br />

before council as needed.<br />

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Remembering tournament time at the Coliseum<br />

Each year at high school basketball<br />

tournament time I get nostalgic about the<br />

Fairgrounds Coliseum.<br />

Now called the Taft Coliseum, the arena<br />

on the Ohio State Fairgrounds opened in<br />

1918 and can hold 5,000 to 7,000 spectators.<br />

The Coliseum was renovated in recent<br />

years and has a different look now from the<br />

old days, but in my memory it remains the<br />

lovable, rough old barn it always was.<br />

I’m a sucker for old gymnasiums. I like<br />

the sounds and the feel of the places. The<br />

way the sound of a bouncing basketball<br />

echoes off the walls, the look of the backboard<br />

and rims, noticing the grain of the<br />

wooden court floor, the ticks of the clock on<br />

the scoreboard, and how the bleachers<br />

seem to be right on top of you.<br />

These small, old basketball venues are<br />

unique and have personality. But though the<br />

Coliseum is much bigger than the old high<br />

school gyms, it, too, has a similar, special feel.<br />

The place was the home to the annual<br />

high school basketball tournament for<br />

many years until around 2013 when the<br />

Editor’s Notebook<br />

Ohio High School<br />

Athletic Association<br />

decided to play the<br />

games elsewhere.<br />

In the early rounds<br />

Rick<br />

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of the tournament you could pay one admission<br />

price and watch all the games being<br />

played that day, which was particularly fun<br />

on a Saturday when there was a full slate of<br />

games. It was paradise for a basketball fan<br />

where one could watch games and find old<br />

friends to reminisce with.<br />

The first time I was in the Coliseum was<br />

as a kid in the 1960s when my dad took me<br />

and my brother to see the Groveport<br />

Madison Cruisers play Richwood North<br />

Union in a first round tournament game. I<br />

remember walking through the tunnel to<br />

the arena and being amazed at the size of<br />

the place. The building’s appearance<br />

seemed like a blending of the industrial<br />

world and the agricultural world. The<br />

wooden basketball court shined under the<br />

lights. There were huge electric fans at<br />

either end of the building that slowly<br />

turned to keep the place ventilated.<br />

We found great seats with good sight<br />

lines to the court. Dad even bought us<br />

Cokes and popcorn, which for a kid made<br />

everything even better. I loved the place<br />

and couldn’t wait until I was older and<br />

could play in a game on the Coliseum court.<br />

I got that wish twice when I played for<br />

the Cruiser boys varsity basketball team in<br />

1972-73 and 1973-74. Taking the floor for<br />

warm ups with my teammates was exhilarating.<br />

I drank it all in - the buzz and roar<br />

of the crowd echoing off the high ceiling, the<br />

bright lights, and the sneakers squeaking<br />

on the creaking wood floor. There was a<br />

radio broadcasting booth hanging high up<br />

that made it all seem so important. A cool<br />

factor for a basketball nerd like me was that<br />

the foul lanes on the court included painted<br />

markings for both high school as well as the<br />

wider professional lane markings.<br />

I remember that during warm ups we<br />

had to get used to the depth perception<br />

while shooting at the basket. The basket<br />

seemed to just hang in space compared to<br />

the baskets we were used to shooting at in<br />

small high school gyms. The depth perception<br />

was kind of like shooting baskets outside,<br />

but you did not have to worry about<br />

the wind messing with your shot!<br />

Sadly, we lost both of those first round<br />

tournament games, but I absorbed it all<br />

and will always remember being there.<br />

Being on that basketball court in that<br />

place was a special experience today’s players<br />

will not have unless they advance far into<br />

the tournament to play at larger venues.<br />

Back then we stepped out of the comfort<br />

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and saw a larger world to be experienced. In<br />

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Ask for Ronda<br />

Enjoy Working Outdoors?<br />

We have your job!<br />

Moving & Landscape help<br />

needed Monday-Friday,<br />

no weekends. Must have<br />

valid Driver’s License. Call<br />

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WANT TO BUY<br />

BUYING VINYL RECORDS.<br />

LPs and 45s - 1950-80s<br />

Rock, Pop, Jazz, Soul.<br />

614-831-0383<br />

WE BUY JUNK CARS<br />

Call anytime 614-774-6797<br />

ANTIQUES<br />

WANTED<br />

Victrolas, Watches,<br />

Clocks, Bookcases<br />

Antiques, Furn.<br />

Jeff 614-262-0676<br />

or 614-783-2629<br />

We Buy Junk Cars &<br />

Trucks. Highest Prices<br />

Paid. 614-395-8775<br />

WANTS TO Purchase<br />

minerals and other oil &<br />

gas interests. Send details<br />

to: P.O. Box 13557,<br />

Denver, CO 80201<br />

VACATION RENTALS<br />

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Within minutes of white<br />

sand Gulf beaches,<br />

world famous Tarpon<br />

fishing, golf courses, restaurants/shopping,<br />

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Gardens. 2 BR 2 BA<br />

condos with all ammenities,<br />

weekly/monthly, visit<br />

www.palmmanor.com<br />

or call 1-800-848-8141<br />

<strong>March</strong> 6, <strong>2022</strong> - MESSENGER - PAGE 11<br />

xClassified Services<br />

CONCRTE<br />

614-297-7320<br />

CHRIS RUH SR.<br />

Cement Contractor<br />

BASEMENT<br />

WATERPROOFING<br />

Walker’s Basement<br />

Waterproofing. LLC<br />

614-359-4353<br />

CLEANING<br />

Looking for Mrs. Clean?<br />

For excellent cleaning serv<br />

at reas. rates w/great refs,<br />

dependable. 10% Seniorr<br />

Disc. Free Est. Also runs<br />

Errands - Gwen 614-226-5229<br />

CONCRETE<br />

AJ’s Concrete,<br />

Masonry<br />

Good Work - Fair Prices<br />

Block Foundations<br />

Driveways • Sidewalks<br />

Epoxy/Overlay Floors<br />

Bonded-Ins. • Free Ests.<br />

614-419-9932<br />

ALL-CITY CUSTOM<br />

CONCRETE<br />

All Types Concrete Work<br />

New or Tear Out-Replace<br />

40 Yrs. Exp.<br />

(614) 207-5430<br />

Owner is On The Job!<br />

www.hastingsnsons.com<br />

Driveways & Extensions<br />

Patio & Walkways,<br />

Porches & Steps,<br />

Garage/Basement Floors<br />

Hot Tub/Shed Pads,<br />

Stamped/colored concrete<br />

Sealing of new &<br />

existing concrete.<br />

FREE ESTIMATES<br />

Contact Adam<br />

614-756-1754<br />

hastingsandsons.<br />

columbus@gmail.com<br />

INFORMATION<br />

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$50.00<br />

For This Ad In Our<br />

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& Groveport<br />

For Info Call<br />

614-272-5422<br />

Serving Central Ohio<br />

Since “1970”<br />

B-B-B, Angis List, Super Service<br />

Basement Walls<br />

Repair, Clean & Seal<br />

2/13 A<br />

CONCRTE<br />

GUTTERS<br />

Bates & Sons<br />

GUTTER CLEANING<br />

5 ★ Google Reviews<br />

614-586-3417<br />

HAULING<br />

DEAN’S HAULING<br />

614-276-1958<br />

HEATING<br />

HEATING<br />

Complete System Clean & Check<br />

$49.95<br />

Free Carbon<br />

Monoxide Testing<br />

Gas-Oil-Electric Heat/Pumps<br />

All Makes • All Models<br />

45 yrs exp. • Sr. Discount<br />

614-351-9025<br />

HOME<br />

IMPROVEMENTS<br />

SINCE 1973<br />

Phil Bolon Contr.<br />

Windows & Siding<br />

Decks, Kitchens, Baths<br />

Room Additions,<br />

Flooring, Roofing<br />

Bsmt Waterproofing<br />

Deal With Small Non-Pressure Co.<br />

47 Yrs. Exp. - Refs. Avail.<br />

Lic.-Bond-Ins.<br />

2/13<br />

A/M<br />

Free Est. - Financing Avail.<br />

Member BBB Of Cent. OH<br />

O.C.I.E.B. ID #24273<br />

614-419-3977<br />

or 614-863-9912<br />

C&JHandyman<br />

Services LLC<br />

Minor Plumbing<br />

& Electric<br />

Install Hot Water Tanks,<br />

Dishwashers & Disposals<br />

Also Fencing &<br />

Interior/Exterior Painting<br />

Free Est. ~ 18 Yrs. Exp.<br />

CDC/EPA Approved Guidelines<br />

614-284-2100<br />

2/13 A<br />

11/7 A<br />

PEST<br />

CONTROL<br />

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TERMITE &<br />

PEST CONTROL<br />

614-367-9000<br />

TORCO®<br />

TERMINATES<br />

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Locally Owned & Operated. Any Pest. Anytime.<br />

$<br />

50 00 OFF Service<br />

Free Termite Inspection<br />

HOME<br />

IMPROVEMENTS<br />

KLAUSMAN HOME<br />

IMPROVEMENT<br />

Siding-Windows-<br />

Doors-Roofing-Soffit-<br />

Fascia-Gutters-Trim<br />

Earn FREE Seamless<br />

Gutters with Siding Over<br />

1000 Sq. Ft.<br />

FREE Shutters with<br />

Soffit & Trim<br />

EPA Certified<br />

Member of BBB<br />

Financing Available<br />

Over 20 yrs exp. • Free Est.<br />

Licensed-Bonded-Insured<br />

Owner & Operator<br />

James 614-419-7500<br />

HOME<br />

REMODELING<br />

Handyman Remodeling<br />

Over 35 yrs exp.<br />

Larry 614-376-7006<br />

LAWN CARE<br />

LET US MAINTAIN<br />

YOUR LAWN & GARDEN<br />

FOR YOU<br />

Summer, Spring,<br />

Winter or Fall<br />

WE DO IT ALL!!!!<br />

Lawn Cuts, Edging,<br />

Trees & Shrubs, Garden,<br />

Mulching, Hauling,<br />

Garden Pond &<br />

Home Maint.<br />

Free Ests. Low Rates<br />

$20 & Up<br />

Kevin - 614-905-3117<br />

PAINTING<br />

Painter Over 30 Yrs. Exp.<br />

Free Est. Reas. Rates<br />

Daniel - 614-226-4221<br />

PLASTERING<br />

DRYW<br />

YWALL &<br />

PLASTER<br />

1/30<br />

A&M<br />

REPAIR<br />

Textured Ceilings<br />

614-551-6963<br />

Residential/Commercial<br />

BIA<br />

2/27 A<br />

PEST<br />

CONTROL<br />

PLUMBING<br />

All About Drains & Plumb.<br />

Will snake any sm drain<br />

$145. 614-778-2584<br />

MYERS<br />

PLUMBING<br />

Exp. Expert Plumbing<br />

New Work & Fast Repairs<br />

Lic. - Permit Available<br />

Water • Sewer • Gas<br />

614-633-9694<br />

CHRIS’<br />

PLUMBING<br />

“Plumbing & Drain Professional<br />

That You Can Count On”<br />

24 Hrs., 7 Days/Week<br />

No Overtime Charges<br />

24 Yrs. Exp. in Plumbing &<br />

Drain Cleaning Field<br />

Call For A Free Phone Estimate<br />

$100.00 For Any Small Drain<br />

614-622-4482<br />

30% OFF with AD<br />

POWERWASHING<br />

Bates & Sons<br />

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5 ★ Google Reviews<br />

614-586-3417<br />

SEWING MACHINE<br />

REPAIR<br />

REPAIR all makes 24 hr.<br />

service. Clean, oil, adjust<br />

in your home. $49.95 all<br />

work gtd. 614-890-5296<br />

TREE SERVICES<br />

BURNS TREE SERVICE<br />

Trimming, Removal &<br />

Stump Grinding.<br />

614-584-2164<br />

Brewer & Sons Tree Service<br />

• Tree Removal<br />

• Tree Trimming 2/13<br />

A&M<br />

• Stump Grinding<br />

• Bucket Truck Services<br />

Best Prices • Same Day Service<br />

614-878-2568<br />

2/13 A&M<br />

3/27 A


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Township Police service in CW<br />

By Linda Dillman<br />

Staff Writer<br />

<strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong> residents have long asked what<br />

bang they are getting for their tax bucks in police protection<br />

from Madison Township. That question is finally<br />

being answered in a formal manner.<br />

“Thanks to tracking time in <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong> as<br />

well as calls for service, Chief (Gary) York was able to<br />

show that Madison Township officers spent 47.2 hours<br />

in <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong> in January of 2021 and 134.9<br />

hours in January of <strong>2022</strong>,” said Madison Township<br />

Trustee Chairman Michele Reynolds. “This increase<br />

sets the pace for <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong> to have a much more<br />

significant presence of Madison Township officers in the<br />

coming year.”<br />

In late 2017, the city requested a stronger township<br />

presence not only because of the hundreds of thousands<br />

in tax dollars paid to the Madison Township Police Department,<br />

but also because of increases in business traffic<br />

and activity.<br />

The township was already patrolling the city, but officer<br />

time was not tracked, statistics collected were<br />

based on tickets and dispatched calls, there was a problem<br />

with dispatch communication–which has since<br />

been worked out–and unanswered questions regarding<br />

violations routed to the city’s mayor’s court instead of<br />

Franklin County.<br />

“This has been an ongoing issue with police presence<br />

in <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong>,” said Reynolds. “Some of the challenges<br />

were communication related. That has since been<br />

resolved. They have a stake in the game to get service<br />

from the township.”<br />

<strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong> contracts with Fairfield County for<br />

“This increase sets the pace for <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong><br />

to have a much more significant presence of<br />

Madison Township officers in the coming year.”<br />

- Michele Reynolds<br />

Madison Township Trustee Chairman<br />

initial police coverage. A difference in radio systems between<br />

Franklin and Fairfield counties previously required<br />

a township officer to carry a second radio in order<br />

to communicate with Fairfield County.<br />

Prior to the use of a second radio and before the<br />

county communications upgrade, township officers in<br />

<strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong> would not be aware of criminal activity<br />

taking place and therefore unable to assist unless in<br />

a mutual aid situation.<br />

According to Madison Township officials, a 2021 communications<br />

update provided a change in channels and<br />

talk groups that allow for better communication between<br />

Fairfield County and Franklin County law enforcement<br />

agencies.<br />

In discussions that included the Fairfield County<br />

Sheriff's Office and the township, <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong><br />

representatives indicated the city’s preference in having<br />

Madison Township officers spend time patrolling the<br />

city throughout all shifts when possible, rather than<br />

having one township officer assigned to a specific shift.<br />

In addition, Reynolds said the township plans to hire<br />

four additional officers and create another command position<br />

in <strong>2022</strong>.<br />

Madison Township and city representatives will continue<br />

to review patrol time provided by township law<br />

enforcement in <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong>.<br />

www.columbusmessenger.com<br />

Our Pictorial Past by Rick Palsgrove<br />

Photo courtesy of the Groveport Heritage Museum<br />

Dining in 1966<br />

Pictured here is the interior of the <strong>Canal</strong> Wigwam restaurant,<br />

located at 4 S. High St. in <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong>, as it<br />

looked in 1966 when the restaurant was known as the Barnett<br />

Wigwam. The photo is from an ad in the 1966 Groveport<br />

Madison High School yearbook.<br />

Art on the <strong>Canal</strong> Art Stroll<br />

The <strong>2022</strong> Art on the <strong>Canal</strong> Art Stroll will be May 21 from noon<br />

to 6 pm in historic downtown <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong>.<br />

There is no charge for artists to participate though they are required<br />

to carry their own liability insurance.<br />

Visit www.destinationcw.org/artStroll for information.<br />

Moses-Mouser Eye Care<br />

Dr. Joshua Morris is a board-certified Optometrist<br />

who grew up in Bellville, Ohio. He<br />

completed his undergraduate degree at the<br />

University of Akron, where he graduated<br />

magna cum laude with honors.<br />

Dr. Morris attended The Ohio State University<br />

College of Optometry and graduated cum laude with honors to receive<br />

his Doctor of Optometry Degree in May 2019. After completing his<br />

studies, he was awarded the “Primary Vision Care Clinical Excellence<br />

Award”, in 2019.<br />

Dr. Morris is a member of the American Optometric Association, the<br />

Ohio Optometric Association, and The Ohio State Alumni Association.<br />

He is excited to practice full scope optometry, diagnosing and treating<br />

a variety of ocular disorders and diseases in patients of all ages, but has<br />

a special interest in contact lenses and ocular disease.<br />

On a personal note, Dr. Morris and his wife Tess, enjoy spending time<br />

with their family, friends, and their Bernese Mountain dog Maverick,<br />

cheering on The Ohio State Buckeyes, trying new foods, and exploring<br />

Columbus breweries.<br />

Q: How often should someone with diabetes<br />

get an eye exam?<br />

A: Someone with diabetes should see an eye care professional at least<br />

once a year for a comprehensive dilated eye exam.<br />

Q: How can diabetes affect my vision?<br />

A: Over time, diabetes damages small blood vessels throughout the body,<br />

including the retina. Diabetic retinopathy occurs when these tiny blood<br />

vessels leak blood and other fluids. This causes the retinal tissue to swell,<br />

resulting in cloudy or blurred vision. The condition usually affects both<br />

eyes. The longer a person has diabetes, the more likely they will develop<br />

diabetic retinopathy. If left untreated, diabetic retinopathy can cause<br />

blindness. (AOA)<br />

Symptoms include: seeing spots or “floaters”, blurred vision, and difficulty<br />

seeing at night.<br />

Schedule your diabetic eye exam today<br />

with Dr. Morris.<br />

6441 <strong>Winchester</strong> Blvd. E., <strong>Canal</strong> <strong>Winchester</strong>, OH 43110 614-963-3827

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