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May 29 - June 11, 2022 www.columbusmessenger.com Vol. XXXIX, No. 25

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A string duo from the Columbus Symphony Orchestra performed

on the Groveport Town Hall stage during an

“Afternoon Tea Tasting with the Columbus Symphony

Orchestra” event on May 14. The duo consisted of full time

professional musicians Jessica Pasternak (right) on viola

and Yi Chieh Anita Chiu (left) on violin.

Tea and symphony

By Rick Palsgrove

Groveport Editor

Tasty tea and beautiful music go well together.

Approximately 50 people enjoyed both by attending the

“Afternoon Tea Tasting with the Columbus Symphony

Orchestra” on May 14 at Groveport Town Hall.

Participants young and old sat at beautifully decorated

tables and tasted a wide variety of teas from Japan, Great

Britain, the Middle East, Germany, and Africa provided by

the Zen Cha Tea Salon of Columbus. In addition they feasted

on great food including cookies, cheeses, nuts, sandwiches,

and of course, macaroons!

While enjoying the tasty treats and each other’s company,

the participants also listened to wonderful music that

enhanced the atmosphere of the event.

The music was provided by a string duo from the

Columbus Symphony Orchestra who performed on the Town

Hall stage. The duo, which consisted of full time professional

musicians Jessica Pasternak on viola and Yi Chieh Anita

See TEA, page 3

By Rick Palsgrove

Groveport Editor

Groveport Madison Schools

Superintendent Garilee Ogden is expected

to become the superintendent at

Reynoldsburg City Schools.

The move is pending the approval of her

contract with Reynoldsburg City Schools,

which was expected to occur at the

Reynoldsburg Board of Education meeting

on the evening of May 26.

According to Groveport Madison Schools

Communications Director Jeff Warner,

Ogden is expected to begin her duties as

superintendent of Reynoldsburg City

Schools on July 1.

“While she has yet to submit her resignation

to our board of education, it is anticipated

her last official day with Groveport

Madison Schools will be June 30,” said

Warner on May 26.

Ogden served for one month as interim

superintendent for Groveport Madison

beginning July 1, 2018. She officially began

as superintendent on Aug. 1, 2018.

When asked why she was interested in

the Reynoldsburg job, Ogden said, “I was

encouraged to apply for the position and

the more I learned about Reynoldsburg

City Schools, the more interested and

excited I became about the prospect of

working with their team and the many

business partners who support their

schools. It has always been an innovative

district and I am excited about the opportunity

to learn more being a part of the team.

Groveport Madison Schools is a very special

place, and I will always be grateful for

the opportunities I’ve had here — and the

wonderful relationships that I’ve gained

over the years both as curriculum director

and superintendent.”

Warner said the Groveport Madison

Board of Education will determine what

the process will be to select the district’s

next superintendent. He said it is not

known yet as to when Ogden’s replacement

will be named.

When asked what qualities and experience

will the board look for in the next

superintendent, Warner said, “The board

will need to make that determination.”

The board has not yet named an interim

superintendent.

GM Schools change bus co.

By Rick Palsgrove

Groveport Editor

Groveport Madison Schools will have a

new student transportation provider next

school year.

At its May 25 meeting, the Groveport

Madison Board of Education voted to terminate

its bus transportation contract with

Petermann Transportation and then

approved contracting with Community Bus

Service to be the new bus provider.

The contract with Petermann was terminated

effective May 30. Petermann will

cease operating in the district on May 31.

The district’s contract with Community

Bus Service begins July 1, 2022, and

expires on June 30, 2025. Groveport

Madison will pay Community Bus Service

$6.34 million for the yearly home-to-school

service provided for the initial year of the

contract (including the cost of fuel up to

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Guns vs. Hoses softball

The Groveport Recreation Department will host a charity slow

pitch softball game between the Groveport Police, Madison

Township Police, and the Madison Township Fire Department.

The Groveport Guns and Hoses Softball Game will be held on

Field 5 at the Groveport Park, 7370 Groveport Road on June 4 at

3 p.m. Admission is free and the police officers and firefighters are

asking everyone to bring a non-perishable food item that will go

to the Groveport Food Pantry. The police officers and firefighters

hope this will be a fun event for the community that can become

an annual occurrence.

Groveport Police statistics

April crime statistics, according to the Groveport

Police: 14 arrests, 15 accidents, 4 assaults, 1 burglary,

3 domestic disputes, 1 domestic violence, 1 OVI and

alcohol, 14 thefts/robberies, 3 stolen/unauthorized use,

1 missing persons, 2 weapon related calls, 5 narcotic

related offense, 28 parking, 5 threats, 1 vandalism, 2

juvenile complaints, 46 traffic citations, 2 sex related

crimes, 8 Groveport Madison School District criminal

reports, 3 Groveport Madison School District noncriminal

reports, 0 suicide attempts.

Income tax revenue

The city of Groveport’s income tax revenue year-todate

as of April 30 was $6.8 million, which is 18 percent

higher than the same time in 2021, according to

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Continued from page 1

predetermined thresholds). Additional expenses will

also be incurred to handle field trips and activities and

other trips outside the normal daily bussing services

and providing attendants (bus aides) for special education

routes).

“The company will immediately begin its recruiting

efforts,” said Groveport Madison Communications

Director Jeff Warner. “Drivers’ starting pay will be $27

per hour. Health insurance, including major medical,

dental, and vision plans will be available, as will a

retirement program and company-paid life insurance.”

When asked about the status of the current bus

drivers, Warner said, “Petermann Transportation

employs all current bus drivers and aides, not

Groveport Madison Schools. Community Bus Service

will immediately begin recruiting bus drivers and

aides. Many of the bus drivers from Petermann may

wish to remain as drivers on Groveport Madison

routes. CBS strongly encourages any such people to

apply for open positions with their company.”

Bus drivers question action

The change of bus transportation providers at

Groveport Madison Schools raised concerns among the

bus drivers and monitors.

Several bus drivers and monitors spoke at the

Groveport Madison Board of Education’s May 11 meeting

about the district’s plans to change bus companies.

They said they feel like they are “in limbo” and are

experiencing stress and anxiety because of the

unknowns related to the bus company change. Among

the concerns they mentioned are the status of their:

wages, job security, life insurance, personal time off,

health insurance, paid holidays, snow days, union representation,

seniority, safety, lack of communication

between district officials and bus drivers, what would

the proposed new bus company offer them, and if the

drivers will be hired by the proposed new transportation

provider.

Shirley Whightsel, a 41-year bus driver, said, “We

are all members of Teamsters Local 284 and we negotiated

a contract with Petermann Transportation. We

hope Community Bus Service will recognize our local

to ensure a continuous working relationship. The drivers

and monitors care about our jobs. We care about

our kids. We haul precious cargo every day.”

Frances Braswell, a monitor, expressed concern

about the lack of communication from district officials

about the proposed bus service change.

“It was told to us you would come talk to us. That

we are part of the team. Well, we certainly don’t feel

like part of the team,” said Braswell.

Regarding the proposed bus service change from

Petermann Transportation to Community Bus

Service, Braswell added, “Better the devil you know

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Groveport Finance Director Jason Carr. Carr noted

the general fund balance was $5.3 million as of April

30 or $2 million higher than the same time last year.

Income tax revenues year-to-date comprise 52 percent

of all city revenues, the largest part of all the city’s revenues.

Baker Creative honored

Baker Creative, 386 Main St., Groveport, was

selected by the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts

to receive a Communicator Award of Distinction in the

28th Annual Communicator Awards for exceeding

industry standards in quality and achievement.

The firm earned the honor in the digital websites

for health care services category for its website developed

for the launch of the Fibromyalgia Wellness

Center.

than the devil you don’t know.”

District’s response

Warner said the board and the district administration

believe providing reliable, on-time student transportation

service and real-time communications with

the school district and building-level leadership as

non-negotiable performance measures that must be

met.

“Once full-time classes resumed this school year,

the district experienced repeated significant problems

with student transportation, including unexpected

route cancellations, missed or excessively late student

pick-ups/drop-offs, unacceptable follow-up regarding

parent and administrator concerns, and poor communication

concerning bus accidents and other operational

issues,” said Warner. “Throughout the school

year, the district diligently worked to assist

Petermann in fulfilling its obligations. As time went

on, it became more evident that Petermann was struggling

with issues beyond just staffing its bus routes.

There were organizational inefficiencies in how routes

had been planned and insufficient office staff to

respond to parent and district concerns.”

Warner said, to assist temporarily, the district

brought in two former school district operations directors

to assess the operation and offer recommendations

for improvement. He said most of the recommendations

were never implemented by Petermann.

“With cancellations and delays continuing into

December, it was agreed the district would take the

unprecedented step of moving our preschool students

and 6-12 students to a remote online learning model

for the week before winter break,” said Warner. “This

was done to give Petermann more time to combine and

reassign bus routes, complete the training and

onboarding of new drivers, and address other operational

needs. Even given this additional time, the district

continued to experience widespread bus route

cancellations and delays getting students to and from

school each day.”

He said, with no real solutions coming from

Petermann Transportation, “the district determined it

was necessary to pursue legal remedies and request

transportation services proposals from other

providers.”

In a response in early May, Edward Flavin, vice

president of external communications for Petermann,

stated, “We have had the opportunity to serve

Groveport Madison Schools for over a decade and

value our partnership in serving that community. It is

our policy not to comment further at this time, other

than to say that we look forward to continuing to serve

the students of the Groveport Madison community.”


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Groveport plans to restrict personal fireworks use

Action is in response to the

state’s new fireworks law

By Rick Palsgrove

Groveport Editor

Get ready for a bigger bang in the neighborhoods

this Fourth of July.

According to Groveport Police Chief

Casey Adams, a new Ohio, law that goes

into effect July 1, allows individuals to possess

consumer grade fireworks in Ohio,

eliminating a requirement that purchasers

transport consumer grade fireworks out of

the state within 48 hours of purchase.

It also allows any person authorized to

possess consumer grade fireworks to discharge

them on their own property or on

another person’s property with permission

on the following days: New Year’s Day;

Chinese New Year; Cinco de Mayo;

Memorial Day weekend; Juneteenth; July

3, 4, and 5 and the Fridays, Saturdays, and

Sundays preceding and following; Labor

Day weekend; Diwali; and New Year’s Eve.

According to a statement from Governor

Mike DeWine, “The bill I signed limits the

discharge of fireworks to the more traditional

holidays that Ohioans celebrate,

while recognizing our numerous culturally

diverse holidays.”

However, the law does permit local governments

to restrict the dates and times

when individuals may discharge consumer

grade fireworks or to impose a complete

ban on the use of consumer grade fireworks.

At the May 23 Groveport City Council

meeting, Groveport Mayor Lance

Westcamp recommended to council that

the city restrict the personal use of consumer

grade fireworks to only on the

Fourth of July.

TEA

Continued from page 1

Chiu on violin, played a mixture of pop

tunes (including lilting version of the

Beatles’ “Across the Universe”) and classical

music.

“Anything they play sounds beautiful,”

said Savannah Gonsoulin, community

engagement and operations manager for

the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, of the

musicians.

Gonsoulin added that Groveport Town

Hall, which was built in 1876, is a fine

venue for acoustic string music.

“This ballroom is very acoustic friendly,”

said Gonsoulin. “It was built for this.”

Gonsoulin said the Columbus

Symphony Orchestra likes to bring small

ensembles out to communities to share the

joy of music.

“We like to share music with people who

may not have the access, the finances, or

who live too far away to attend Columbus

Symphony Orchestra performances,” said

Gonsoulin. “It’s part of our larger outreach

efforts.”

Council will discuss legislation to take

this step at its June 13 meeting and June

20 committee meeting and then possibly

take emergency action on it on June 27.

More about the fireworks law

The law also:

•requires licensed retailers, manufacturers,

and wholesalers selling consumer

grade fireworks to offer safety glasses for

free or for a nominal fee and to provide purchasers

with a safety pamphlet;

•prohibits discharging fireworks while

in possession of or under the influence of

alcohol or a controlled substance or on

someone’s property without permission;

•allows the State Fire Marshal to suspend

a fireworks manufacturer or wholesaler

if they have violated the fireworks

law or State Fire Marshal rules; prohibits

the State Fire Marshal from unreasonably

withholding a variance to allow hobbyists

to manufacture, possess, and use individual

display grade and consumer grade fireworks

and requires cause for revocation of

a hobbyist variance; and

•requires hobbyists seeking variances

to demonstrate they can engage in the

hobby safely and legally and limits hobbyists

to possession of five pounds of raw

materials and finished fireworks produced

through the hobby.

Reaction from Groveport Police

Adams said individuals must be responsible

when using personal consumer grade

fireworks.

“Fireworks are not toys and there is

always potential for someone being

injured,” said Adams. “There’s also the

danger that neighbors’ properties in close

proximity could be damaged by fireworks

or for fires if the grass is dry.”

Adams said the new law changes police

enforcement.

“It’s now a different type of enforcement

To hear more music from the Columbus

Symphony Orchestra, Gonsoulin encourages

people to attend the orchestra’s

upcoming events such as the Nationwide

Picnic With the Pops in Columbus from

June 18 to July 31; the Nationwide

Popcorn Pops on June 24 and July 22; the

Summer Concert Series; and more. For

information on upcoming Columbus

Symphony Orchestra performances visit

columbussymphony.com.

Though it is the 21st century - as the tea

was poured, the cookies munched, and the

music played - the “Afternoon Tea Tasting

with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra”

was also reminiscent of similar events that

were held at Town Hall in the 19th and

early 20th centuries. The event was a nice

link between the past and the present.

Most of all, it was a good time, as

expressed by a participant who was overheard

stating, “What a nice way to spend a

Saturday afternoon!”

“Fireworks are not toys and there is

always potential for someone being

injured.”

- Casey Adams

Groveport Police Chief

from banning and confiscating as was done

in the past,” said Adams. “Now the enforcement

concentration will be on scrutinizing

individuals to make sure they are using the

fireworks responsibly.”

He said people must ensure everyone in

and around a launch is safe and the fireworks

are launched away from others and

structures that could sustain injury or

damage when the fireworks explode and

fall to the ground. He said the negligent

use of fireworks without proper precautions

could lead to criminal charges being

filed against those responsible for the fireworks.

“I do not want to see anyone injured due

to irresponsible use or have any property

damage loss,” said Adams. “Those individuals

must take into account their neighbors,

surrounding environment, and time

of day before lighting the fuse. Yes, fireworks

are fun to watch when handled properly,

but they can also become a weapon of

pain and destruction if handled improperly.

Know that if you conduct yourself irresponsibly,

then your actions could lead to

civil and criminal sanctions.”

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Fireworks and pets

Adams added pet owners must prepare

to protect their pets from fireworks noise.

“Fireworks have other effects on our

society,” said Adams. “Pets become frightened

from the loud bangs from the fireworks

exploding, which causes pets to run

away from home to avoid the loud noises.”

Adams has already received a citizen

complaint about the new fireworks law.

“The citizen said how fireworks took an

emotional toll on his family and created a

large financial expenditure from the vet

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Adams. “He asked that individuals who

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Theaters have thrived in Groveport

The performing arts have long had several homes in Groveport.

In the 19th century, one way a frontier town could show the

world it was “civilized” was through the construction of public

buildings and theaters.

Groveport and Madison Township achieved this in 1876 with

the construction of Groveport Town Hall, which includes a fine

auditorium stage on its

second floor. It was the

Editor’s Notebook first of what would be several

performance

stages/auditoriums that

were built in town over the next 140 years.

These include auditoriums in Groveport

School (1923), Groveport Madison High

School (now Middle School Central) (1952),

and the current new high school (2018).

(Gone, but not forgotten, is the old Groveport Madison High

Rick

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School auditorium built in 1975 that was demolished in 2018

when that school was torn down to make way for the new high

school.)

Groveport first embraced the arts and culture in the 19th century

and continues to do so in the 21st century.

Groveport Town Hall

The stage and auditorium in Groveport Town Hall is small, but

the performance space and audience area makes for an intimate

setting. You can see and hear everything that takes place on

stage, right down to a guitarist’s fingers racing up and down the

fretboard or the smallest twitchy expression on an actor’s face.

The many windows bathe the room in natural light. At night it

glows with a sense of history.

Over its 146 year life, this versatile auditorium has hosted

plays, concerts (ranging from symphonies to folk to rock to country

to choral), lectures, debates, art exhibits, parties, Santa Claus

visits, weddings, and much more including Groveport Madison

High School basketball games in the early 20th century.

This auditorium was home to a theatre troupe of community

members called the Town Hall Players, which performed there

from 1982-85 and from 1986-92.

Groveport resident Brenda Watts was a member of the Town Hall

Players and she said performing in the 19th century era Town Hall

auditorium presented some challenges.

“Well, the pole in the middle of the floor was a problem,” said

Watts. “We had to arrange audience seats so the pole wouldn’t block

sight lines. But we also used the pole. When we did ‘You’re a Good

Man Charlie Brown,’ we built Snoopy’s house around the pole and

made it a theatre-in-the-round for that performance.”

Watts said for the performance of “Once Upon a Mattress” the

group turned the pole into a tree with tissue paper leaves. She said

the group also adapted to their surroundings by temporarily expanding

the stage by extending its apron at the front and sides. The stage

steps and the space in front of the stage were incorporated into some

shows.

The Groveport Town Hall auditorium is still a lively place.

Groveport School

When built in 1923, Groveport School (now Groveport

Elementary) was unique for schools of that era because it had a

separate gym and auditorium. Often in those days schools combined

their gyms and auditoriums and built their basketball court

right on the stage of their auditorium. The architects who

designed Groveport School took a modern approach in separated

them to give each its chance to shine.

The result was a classic auditorium complete with a wrap

around balcony, a splendid stage, and rows of wooden audience

seats with nice sight lines to the stage.

The Groveport School auditorium has an intimate feel with

fine acoustics. It is a classy place and I can remember the elegant,

velvety stage curtain emblazoned with a “G” that once hung

above the stage. A nod to history is that the framed class composite

photos of every graduating class from this school are hung on

the walls.

See THEATERS, page 5

Photos courtesy of the Groveport Heritage Museum

This is a view from 1996 of the Groveport Town Hall auditorium,

648 Main St., prior to it being repainted and having its floor

restored.

Groveport School auditorium after its restoration in 2002.

The old Groveport Madison High School (now Middle School

Central) stage as it looked in 1968.


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THEATERS

Continued from page 4

Groveport city council

Groveport City Council holds its regular

meetings at 6:30 p.m. on the second and

fourth Mondays of the month. Council

holds its committee of the whole meeting

on the third Monday each month at 5:30

p.m. Meetings are held in the municipal

building, 655 Blacklick St., Groveport.

May 29, 2022 - GROVEPORT MESSENGER - PAGE 5

School board meetings

The Groveport Madison Board of

Education meets the second and fourth

Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the

District Service Center, 4400 Marketing

Place, Suite B, Groveport.

The board may also schedule special

meetings, as needed.

Photo courtesy of Brenda Watts

In a photo from 2018, Addie Peelle sits alone on the stage in the former high school’s

(now demolished) auditorium. The auditorium was demolished in 2018 along with the

rest of the old South Hamilton Road high school to make way for the new high school.

It has hosted concerts, plays, Christmas

events, animal exhibitions (as a kid that’s

where I first learned what a coatimundi

is!), farmers’ lyceums, and more. The

Groveport School auditorium is a fine

space for live performances and held in

such high regard that Groveport Madison

High School theatre department plays

were held there periodically until 1975

even though the school was no longer a

high school. I recall watching a stellar high

school performance of “Bye Bye Birdie”

there in 1974.

The auditorium also once functioned as

a movie theater as there is a projection

room in the rear balcony.

The Groveport School auditorium was

refurbished in 2002 and it is still in use by

the school.

Old high school/MS Central

As the Groveport Madison school district

grew in the post World War II years,

it was determined a new high school was

needed to serve the booming student population.

A new high school was built in three

phases during the 1950s beside Groveport

School.

The first phase was the construction of

a combined gym and auditorium. The gym

was the largest high school gym in

Franklin County when it was built and

included a massive theater stage at its

southern end. An interesting feature of the

stage is that beneath its floorboards is a

compartment that stored metal folding

chairs on racks that could be pulled out

and set up on the basketball floor to serve

as the audience seating area for the stage.

The current state-of-the-art

Groveport Madison High

School auditorium, located

at 4475 S. Hamilton Road. It

is home to the Cruiser

Theatre Company. For information

about the Cruiser

Theatre Company and their

upcoming performances,

visit their Facebook page.

While impressive in size, this stage suffers

from poor acoustics because of the cavernous,

echoing nature of the gym.

However, this large stage has had its

share of exciting performances including

music concerts (I remember my sister performing

there in Groveport Madison

Cruiser band concerts), some stage plays,

award presentations (my kindergarten

graduation ceremony was held there!), and

as seating for basketball games.

The stage is still in use at Middle School

Central and its rear wall is adorned with a

painting of John S. Rarey and Cruiser that

once hung in the now demolished South

Hamilton Road high school.

New high school

The current Groveport Madison High

School auditorium was built in 2018. It is a

state of the art facility, with wonderful

sight lines and fine acoustics. It is large,

but still has an intimate feel for the audience

and performers. It also embraces all of

the modern technological advancements

that enhance performances.

The 600 seat auditorium has an orchestra

pit with wheelchair lift; acoustic panels

and baffles to enhance sound performance;

sound, lighting, and projection control center;

scene shop, dressing rooms, and drama

classroom; and a catwalk to access theatrical

lighting and rigging.

It is a performance venue with a long,

rich life ahead of it and it joins the list of

fine auditoriums that have thrived in

Groveport for 146 years.

Rick Palsgrove is editor of the Groveport

Messenger.

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Lithopolis Honeyfest

The Lithopolis Honeyfest will be held

Sept. 9 from 3-7 p.m. and Sept. 10 from 10

a.m. to 7 p.m. in downtown Lithopolis. Free

admission, parking, and shuttle service.

For information call 614-769-3824 or visit

lithopolishoneyfest.com.

Metro Parks wildlife advice

Spring is here and its the season for

calls about orphaned and abandoned animals.

Metro Parks is unable to rehabilitate

wildlife, but there are some steps you can

take.According to Metro Parks officials, if

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Groveport to celebrate its

175th anniversary

Mark your calendars and join us for

Groveport’s 175th Anniversary Celebration on

Saturday, June 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.!

Stop at all six locations (in no particular order)

on the self-guided tour, collect all six postcards,

you find an animal in a park that is

orphaned, abandoned, or injured, leave it

alone and call the ranger cell number, posted

on bulletin boards and around the park.

Sometimes, babies are left alone while

mom is looking for food, and will return to

the nest, other times they will require care

or monitoring. Do not take them out of the

park.

If you find an animal in your yard, leave

it be.

Call the Ohio Wildlife Center 614-793-

9453 and leave a message, or visit their

website at ohiowildlifecenter.org for information

on how to help.

and receive a FREE 175th Anniversary t-shirt!

Starting at 1 p.m. join us for a reception with past

and present Council Members and City

Administrators at Groveport Town Hall, 2nd floor

ballroom, 648 Main St., 43125.


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Enjoy

summer!

ing and household items, and TDR LLC who

accepts used electronics. This is truly a community

service day.

Community Shred Day has grown each year,

starting out with about 300 vehicles dropping off

recyclable paper and other reusable items in the

first year to over 900 vehicles in 2021. Since the

beginning of Community Shred Day, Dwayne R.

Spence Funeral Home has been fortunate to have

the continued service of Boy Scouts Troop 256.

The Scouts and their leaders show up in force to

help unload the boxes of paper and documents

from vehicles and place them in the shredding

containers. This makes it very convenient so participants

do not need to get out of their vehicle or

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lift heavy boxes. The Scouts are able to use their

service on Community Shred Day towards earning

the “Pulp and Paper” merit badge.

Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home is pleased

that the citizens of Pickerington choose them and

their shred company, Royal Document

Destruction, to eliminate old and outdated paperwork.

Royal Document Destruction was chosen to

shred documents because of their reputation and

their security measures in dealing with vulnerable

documentation.

Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home invites the

community to their 13th Annual Community

Shred Day event at the Pickerington location on

Saturday June 11, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Concert in the Park

The city of Groveport’s Concert in the

Park summer music series will be held the

last Saturday of the month in June, July,

and August in Heritage Park, 551 Wirt

Road. Bring a picnic dinner, a blanket or

lawn chair, and invite your friends and

family to this free concert series. Food

Trucks will be available to purchase food

and non-alcoholic beverages from 5:30-8

p.m. Bands play from 6-8 p.m. Scheduled

bands are: June 25 - Mama Drama; July 30

- Rob Adam; and Aug. 27 - Willie Nelson

Mandela. For information call 614-836-

3333.

Groveport Garden Club

The Groveport Garden Club meets the

first Tuesday each month (unless otherwise

announced) at Groveport Zion

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from 4:30-7:30 p.m.! We’re less than a month

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FIRST THURSDAY is a free summer festival

series featuring live music, 40+ vendors, food

Lutheran Church, 6014 Groveport Road.

Call Marylee Bendig at (614) 218-1097.

First ursday

The city of Groveport’s First Thursday

summer festival series will be held the first

Thursday of the month in June, July, and

August from 4:30-7:30 p.m. in Cruiser

Park, 4677 Bixby Road. The event features

food trucks, more than 40 vendors, a petting

zoo, kids’ craft tent and bounce house,

a dog show in August, and live music. The

music schedule is: June 2 - Lee Gantt; July

7 - Jack Middleton; and Aug. 4 - The

Morning Lumber Co. There will be giveaways

to the first 200 attendees each date.

Giveaways are: June 2 - Groveport tote

bag; July 7 - hand sanitizer; and Aug. 4 -

travel bowl. For information call 614-836-

3333.

trucks, kids craft tent, bounce house, giant slide,

petting zoo, and a face painter!

Come join the FUN at Cruiser Park located at

4677 Bixby Road in Groveport! The first 200

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Mike Albert ready to

perform at Villa Milano

Mike Albert is looking forward to getting back

to what he loves - entertaining audiences and putting

smiles on their faces and joy in their hearts.

“The King’s” music lives on in the heart and

soul of admirers such as Elvis entertainer Mike

Albert, who will perform at this year’s Summer

Blast 2022.

Now you can see one of the best “Elvis” shows

in the country as Albert, with his “The Ultimate

Tribute” show and the Big “E” Band, brings the

memory of the king of rock and roll back to gyrating

life for the 22nd year on the stage of the Villa

Milano June 11 during Summer Blast 2022.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner is served at

6:30 p.m. and the show kicks off at 7:30 p.m. with

Albert and his band.

Mike Albert is the complete package with his

wardrobe, charisma, and voice. Along with the

six piece Big E Band, it makes for a Las Vegas

style performance. First timers at Mike Albert’s

show are absolutely amazed.

Albert covers Presley’s career from the rockabilly

‘50’s to the Vegas ‘70’s, including love songs

and gospel numbers, and has performed concerts

in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and throughout

America.

Tickets for the dinner and show are $58. Call

792-3135 for information or to order tickets. Villa

Milano is located at 1630 Schrock Road in

Columbus and there is ample parking.

Cruisers set record

Photo courtesy of Groveport Madison Schools

The Groveport Madison High School varsity men’s track 4x100 meter relay team

set a new school record with a time of 42.64 seconds at the recent district track

meet. They also qualified to compete at the regionals. The 4x100 meter relay team

members are Raishad King, Thomas Andrews, Sean Callahan, and Mike Robinson.

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GROVEPORT MADISON

HIGH SCHOOL

MADISON CHRISTIAN

HIGH SCHOOL

Congratulations & Best Wishes to the

Class of 2022

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Congrats to all of this year’s hardworking graduates!

Your commitment and dedication have paid off, and today we celebrate your academic achievement. We know you’ll continue to

work hard and accomplish great things, and we hope the future holds success, happiness, good health and good fortune for you. As

you continue this milestone achievement, please be smart and enjoy the party without drugs or alcohol.

We care about your safety!

The Elected Officials and

Employees of Madison Township

Wish You The Best

CLASS OF 2022

Congratulations Class of 2022

5075 S. Hamilton Rd., Groveport, OH 43125

614-836-1500

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From a former Groveport Alumni

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Moving forward for 116 years.

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“Bee”-utiful art

Messenger photo by Linda Dillman

Sage Taft’s bees are ones made to cuddle. The Groveport resident crafts creatures

out of yarn and offered her handiwork outside the doors of Cornersmiths during

the Art on the Canal Art Stroll in Canal Winchester, sponsored by Destination:

Canal Winchester, on May 21.

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Mock rifle taken to high

school leads to an arrest

By Rick Palsgrove

Groveport Editor

Groveport Police responded on May 22

after social media reports of a suspicious

gun at Groveport Madison High School

“I received a message from a Groveport

Madison High School vice principal containing

a social media screenshot of a

known male student holding a firearm in

one of the school’s restrooms,” said

Groveport Police Lt. Josh Short.

He said the photo had been sent to

another staff member, from a student, who

then sent it to the principal. Groveport

Police Detective Josh Gilbert obtained the

social media account information and was

able to determine that it was associated

with the same student in the picture.

“Officers then met with the student and

his mother and impounded the gun, which

is an Orbeez brand toy gun that fires hard

gel water pellets,” said Short. “The student

did admit to taking the picture with the

gun in the school sometime in April.”

Short said the student will be charged

with illegal conveyance of an object indistinguishable

from a firearm into a school

safety zone, which is a first degree misdemeanor.

“Prompt action by the Groveport

Madison High School staff and their great

communication and teamwork with the

Groveport Police allowed us to get this

issue figured out and resolved within

hours,” said Short. “Too many people,

including students, think that they can

stay anonymous on social media. Any time

Photo courtesy of the Groveport Police

The Orbeez brand toy gun that fires hard

gel water pellets that Groveport Police

impounded after a student brought it to

Groveport Madison High School.

there is a legitimate threat or safety concern

on a post, the social media companies

will work with law enforcement to obtain

user information and help us discover who

posted the content.”

Short said this is not the first incident

Groveport Police have had with an Orbeez

or other toy guns at schools this year.

“The Orbeez fad is very hot right now

and a lot of students feel the urge to bring

them to school to play against other students

or as pranks,” said Short. “We cannot

stress enough how foolish it is for a student

to bring any type of firearm onto school

property. This toy gun is nearly indistinguishable

from a real weapon. Any incident

involving a student with a firearm on

school property, toy or real, is most likely

going to end negatively.”

Police calls increasing

Groveport Police Sgt. Josh Guiler

reported that, as warm weather has

arrived, calls for police in Groveport have

increased at night.

“Thefts seem to be the biggest issue,”

said Guiler. “We are increasing patrols in

neighborhoods and businesses not only in

cruisers but also on foot.”

Guiler noted one incident about a burglary

in progress that occurred April 28

when officers found an open garage door at

a residence on Kessler Street.

“After the garage was searched we

patrolled the city looking for a truck that

was observed leaving the scene prior to

officers’ arrival.”

May 29, 2022 - GROVEPORT MESSENGER - PAGE 11

He said Officer Kyle Smith found a

truck in a church parking lot that

appeared to have stolen items in it along

with “lots of drug paraphernalia.” No suspects

were found with the truck but a

potential suspect was detained in a parking

lot of a nearby fast food restaurant.

“Officers did a great job of being aware

and locating both the truck and the possible

suspect,” said Guiler.

The case remains under investigation.

Southeast Library

The Southeast Branch of the Columbus

Metropolitan Library is located at 3980 S.

Hamilton Road, Groveport. For information

visit www.columbuslibrary.org or call

614-645-2275.

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Three soldiers

On this Memorial Day weekend here

is a look at three soldiers who

posed for a photo at the corner of

Main Street and Crooked Alley in

downtown Groveport in the early

20th century. They are believed to

be, from left to right, Forest “Finn”

Jordan, Merle Howison, and Alva

“Boots” Carr. The Memorial Day

ceremony in Groveport will be held

May 30 with the traditional parade

at 1:30 p.m. and a ceremony directly

after parade in the Groveport

Cemetery, located on Wirt Road in

Groveport near Heritage Park. The

parade begins at Groveport Town

Hall, 648 Main St., and proceed

west down Main Street to College

Street, then south on College Street

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Everything’s ducky

Messenger photo by Rick Palsgrove

This mother duck keeps a close watch on her two fuzzy ducklings in the barnyard

of Slate Run Living Historical Farm, 1375 State Route 674 North, Canal Winchester.

For information about the farm and other Metro Parks, visit metroparks.net.

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Road

projects

•In Lockbourne,

$382,165 in road

improvements and

truck turn around

construction for

Commerce Street,

Vause Road, and

Canal Road until

October. A 42 day

detour closure.

•In Hamilton

Township, $1.8

million roundabout

construction,

drainage, and

street lighting

improvements at

Lockbourne Road

at London-

Groveport Road

from July until

October. A 60 day

detour closure.

•In Madison

Township/city of

Columbus, $1.2

million for bridge

replacement on

Winchester Pike

over Georges

Creek from July to

October. Includes

110 day detour closure

Golden

Cruiser

Club

Groveport Madison

Schools invites

senior residents of

the district to

attend athletic and

performing arts

programs showcasing

the talents of

its students. The

Golden Cruiser

Club is a free program

for residents

of the Groveport

Madison School

District who are

age 60 and older.

Club membership

provides free

access to all school

and district sponsored

athletic contests,

plays, concerts,

and other

events. To become

a member of the

Golden Cruiser

Club, obtain an

application at

gocruisers.org, or

call (614) 492-

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Groveport celebrates 175th

Groveport will celebrate the 175th

anniversary of its founding with special

events on June 11 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

“There will be a self-guided tour starting

at 10 a.m. featuring six different stops,”

said Groveport Community Affairs

Director Jessica Wyke. “At each stop participants

will collect a postcard with historical

information about that tour site.

Collect all six postcards and get a free

175th anniversary t-shirt.”

The self-guided tour sites are: Ohio and

Erie Canal Lock 22, located in Groveport

Park 7370 Groveport Road; Historic School

complex, located at 715 and 751 Main

Street; the Log House, located in Heritage

Park, 551 Wirt Road; Groveport Cemetery,

located along Wirt Road by Heritage Park;

Sharp’s Landing, located across from the

Groveport Cemetery at 536 Wirt Road; and

Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St. Visitors

can begin the self-guided tour at any of

these sites.

Wyke said two of the stops will have a

special treat.

“The Groveport Police Department will

be grilling hotdogs at the Log House and

Groveport Town Hall will be having an ice

cream social,” said Wyke. “This is a completely

free event, including the hotdogs

and the ice cream social.”

Groveport Town Hall will also host a

reception starting at 1 p.m. in the second

floor ballroom where Mayor Lance Westcamp

will recognize past and present city administrators

and city council members.

“Members of the Groveport Madison

Area Community Choir will kick off the

reception with a skit highlighting the early

history of Groveport,” said Wyke.

Wyke said recognizing Groveport’s

175th anniversary is important because it

is an opportunity for the community to

learn more about “Groveport’s rich history

and proud heritage.”

It’s a chance to celebrate our city, where

we’ve been, where we are now, and where

we’re heading,” said Wyke.

Pre-Engineering earns

$20,000 scholarship

Thanks to The Gene Haas Foundation,

the Pre-Engineering program at Eastland

Career Center will be able to outfit students

with basic tooling needs next fall.

The $20,000 scholarship will be used to

benefit the classes of 2022, 2023, and 2024.

The Gene Haas Foundation was established

in 1999 by Gene Haas, founder and

owner of Haas Automation, Inc., to support

the needs of the local community.

Program instructor, Ken Miller, said the

scholarship provided by the foundation is

meant to support students interested in a

manufacturing-based career and must be

used toward individual students, not the

program itself. With the gift that the program

has received, each of the 52 Pre-

Engineering students will receive two

pieces of standing measuring equipment

and a machinist reference book, which

Miller states are useful for anyone getting

May 29, 2022 - GROVEPORT MESSENGER - PAGE 13

started in a manufacturing and engineering

career path.

Miller said that these tools and books

will be provided to incoming juniors and

returning seniors of the program next fall

and that any student that completes the

Pre-Engineering program is welcome to

keep these items.

Students from the Class of 2022 may

benefit, as well. Miller said that all remaining

funds will be repacked in smaller scholarships

and that any Eastland-Fairfield

Pre-Engineering graduate that attends college

and completes their first semester of

school with a 3.25 grade-point average or

better may apply for a scholarship to be

used toward their schooling. Mr. Miller

said that 21 of his graduating seniors may

be eligible for this opportunity.

This is the first time the Pre-

Engineering program has received a scholarship

opportunity from The Gene Haas

Foundation, but with the impact that it

will make on its students,

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You are hereby notified that the City of

Groveport will be holding a Public

Hearing on Monday, June 13, 2022 at

6:15 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the

Groveport Municipal Building, 655

Blacklick Street, Groveport, Ohio for:

Ord. 2022-020 - AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE

FINAL PLAT FOR 325 MAIN STREET, AARON CARROLL,

APPLICANT, PARCEL NUMBER 185-000443

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file in the office of the Clerk of Council for review.

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AIR CONDITIONING

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Complete System

Clean & Check

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BLACKTOP SEALING

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A/M

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Block Foundations

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Groveport history films

Documentary films on Groveport history,

produced by the Groveport Heritage

Society and Midnet Media, are available

online on YouTube. The films are:

Groveport: A Town and Its People” and

“The Story of John S. Rarey and Cruiser.”

Groveport Heritage Museum

The Groveport Heritage Museum contains

photographs, artifacts, and documents

about Groveport’s history. It is

located in Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main

St., and is open during Groveport Town

Hall’s operating hours. Call 614-836-3333.

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Hann Farm's Market

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and

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At the hop

Photo courtesy of the Groveport Senior Center

The Groveport Senior Center, 7370 Groveport Road, recently held a 1950s style

sock hop complete with decorations, costumes, a DJ, a root beer float station, and

lots of food. Thirty members of the Senior Center attended the event sponsored

by Brookdale Lakeview Senior Living, Southeastern Franklin County Chamber of

Commerce, and Honor Home Health. Pictured here hanging out with Elvis Presley

at the sock hop are, from left to right, Diane Schlicher, Lois Thum, and Tess Phelps.

ASBURY

SOUTH UMC

4760 Winchester Pike

Columbus, Ohio 43232

Telephone: 614-837-4601

Rev. Sherri Upchurch Blackwell

Sunday Worship 10 a.m.

Inside and Parking Lot

Sunday School 9 a.m.

Be a Part of Our Local Worship Guide

Our Worship Guide is geared toward celebrating faith and helping readers

connect with religious resources in our community. Make sure these readers

know how you can help with a presence in this very special section distributed to

more than 19,000 households in the Groveport area.

Contact us today to secure your spot in our Worship Guide.

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Messenger

South

CONGRATULATIONS

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