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June 12-25, 2022 www.columbusmessenger.com Vol. XXXIX, No. 26

Messenger photo by Rick Palsgrove

The Groveport Recreation Department hosted a charity slow pitch softball game to benefit the Groveport

Food Pantry between the Groveport Police, Madison Township Police, and the Madison Township Fire

Department. The firefighters defeated the police officers 24-8. Pictured here is Groveport Police Officer Tisha

Pack warming up prior to the game. See more photos on page 11 and online at columbusmessenger.com.

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Firefighters triumph

By Rick Palsgrove

Groveport Editor

The Madison Township Fire

Department now has bragging rights

over the Groveport Police and Madison

Township Police following the firefighters’

24-8 victory over the police in the

first Guns vs. Hoses charity softball

game.

The game, held at Groveport Park on

a gloriously sunny June 4 afternoon,

benefitted the Groveport Food Pantry.

The event drew a large crowd and resulted

in approximately 300 food items being

donated to the Groveport Food Pantry.

The police officers and firefighters said

they hope this fun event for the community

will become an annual occurrence.

The game was close for a couple of

innings until the firefighters pulled

away with a couple of big scoring

innings that featured a barrage of hits,

including an inside the park home run

blast by Firefighter Alec Stonerock.

During one of the firefighters’ big

scoring innings, one of the fire department

hitters hammered a long drive that

hit the top of the outfield fence but

stayed in play. A firefighter who was on

first base sprinted around the base to

score, but the batter who hit the long

ball only made it to first base, prompting

the fellow who scored to laughingly say,

while still panting from his sprint, “Why

is he still on first base?” Someone from

the firefighter bench replied, “It’s the

longest single in Groveport history!” The

batter said, “I thought it was gone so I

didn’t run fast!”

As the firefighters began to run up

the score, Madison Township Police

Chief Gary York joked, “The police officers

stay busy all the time so we didn’t

have a lot of time to practice like the firefighters.”

York then added, “This is a great

event for a good cause and its good for

camaraderie.”

Following the game after the Guns vs.

Hoses trophy was presented to the firefighters,

Groveport City Councilman and

member of the Madison Township Fire

Department Ed Dildine said with a smile,

See TRIUMPH, page 11

Police seize 700

pounds of marijuana

By Rick Palsgrove

Groveport Editor

A tip led to the

Groveport Police seizing

more than 700 pounds of

marijuana.

“We received a tip

from personnel in the

southern warehouse district

in town that there

was suspicious cargo in

a semi-truck trailer,”

said Groveport Police

Detective Josh Gilbert.

“We responded and

found more than 700

pounds of marijuana

wrapped in one pound

bricks inside tool boxes

on wooden pallets. The

pallets with the tool

boxes containing the

marijuana were mixed

in with other legitimate

stuff in the trailer.”

Gilbert said the marijuana came from California and was

dropped off in Groveport to await another truck to take the shipment

on to New York.

He said the Groveport Police are working with the federal Drug

Enforcement Agency (DEA) on the case, which is still under investigation.

The DEA estimated the value of the seized marijuana at

$2.1 million.

“I’m sure somebody somewhere is upset we found it,” said

Gilbert.

He said once the suspects are found they would be charged

with a felony and prosecuted in federal courts because the marijuana

was transported across state lines.

According to Gilbert, long time Groveport Police Officer Ernie

Bell said this is the most marijuana ever seized at one time in

Groveport.

Gilbert said, eventually,

after the case

is concluded and the

more than 700

pounds of marijuana

is no longer needed

as evidence, it will be

destroyed by burning

at over 1,200 degrees.

“We burn all narcotics

once they are

not needed any more

as evidence,” said

Gilbert.

In the mean time,

while the case is being

See 700, page 3

See our

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6 & 7.

Photo courtesy of the Groveport Police

Groveport Police officers pose with

the more than 700 pounds of marijuana

recently seized from a semi-trailer

in Groveport.

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Madison Township Police statistics

May crime statistics from the Madison Township Police: 8 accidents

with injuries, 11 animal complaints, 5 assaults, 71 patrol

security checks at Brobst Park, 2 burglary, 1 dog bite, 31 domestic

complaints, 3 DUI/OVI, 3 fights, 2 fireworks complaints, 13 hit

skip accidents, 21 juvenile complaints, 25 larceny/theft, 3 missing

persons, 22 parking violations, 1 person with gun, 16 property

damage accidents, 3 sex offenses, 8 shots fired in area, 3

suicide/suicide threat, 7 suspicious cars, 24 suspicious persons, 27

suspicious persons/vehicles, 8 threats or harassment, 123 traffic

stops, 7 vandalism.

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Groveport to start enforcing cemetery rules

By Rick Palsgrove

Groveport Editor

The Groveport Cemetery

Committee plans to begin strictly

enforcing the rules governing

grave decorations in the historic

cemetery.

Groveport City Councilman

Shawn Cleary, who is also a

member of the Cemetery

Committee, said the rules have

been in place for many years, but

some people are not following

them.

“We need everybody to abide

by the rules,” said Cleary.

He said people have planted

trees, placed hanging planters,

have not followed the flower

rules, and installed fencing

around graves.

“This makes it difficult for us

to maintain the cemetery properly,

particularly when mowing the

grass,” said Cleary. “I understand

people wanting to decorate

the graves, but it’s gotten out of

hand.”

Cleary said the rules are posted

at the cemetery gate. In addition, he said this summer

some temporary signs listing the rules will be

placed throughout the cemetery.

“We will give people plenty of time to meet the

requirements,” said Cleary, who said the Cemetery

Committee expects to begin fully enforcing the rules by

late July or early August. “The cemetery is a sacred

place and we want to keep it that way.”

Cleary said improvements will be made at the

Groveport Cemetery and the Hendren Cemetery this

summer.

“We plan to remove three large, dead trees in the

older section of Groveport Cemetery,” said Cleary. “It’s

important to remove the trees before they fall or drop

branches and damage the old, historic headstones. The

trees will be replaced in a year with Buckeye Maples.

Time will bring the beauty back.”

Additionally, two damaged trees will be removed

from the Hendren Cemetery.

Other work to be done at the Groveport Cemetery

this summer includes: repaving and slightly widening

Messenger photo by Rick Palsgrove

The Groveport Cemetery Committee plans to begin strictly enforcing

cemetery rules this summer. The Groveport Cemetery was established in

1809.

the asphalt turnaround circle on the driveway at the

west end of the cemetery; painting the fence; and

working to remove broad leaf weeds from the grass.

“Repaving and widening the asphalt circle will help

keep people from parking on the grass,” said Cleary.

Cleary said the popular historic cemetery tours of

the Groveport Cemetery and Hendren Cemetery will

return in late autumn. More details about the tours

will be released later.

“There’s a lot of history there,” said Cleary of the

two cemeteries.

The Groveport Cemetery was established in 1809. It

is located on Wirt Road near Groveport’s Heritage

Park.

The Hendren Cemetery, established in 1801, is

located in Groveport on the west side of State Route

317, about a half mile north of Main Street/Groveport

Road and about a quarter mile south of the railroad

tracks. Its gravel driveway on State Route 317 is protected

by a locked gate because of the cemetery’s isolated

nature.

The Groveport Cemetery as it looked circa 1900. (Photo courtesy of the Groveport Heritage Museum.)


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Township could raise costs

By Linda Dillman

Staff Writer

The cost for use of the Madison

Township Community Center could go up

and no more free rides for meeting space

for non-profits and other township-based

organizations could be on the horizon.

Madison Township Administrator

Susan Brobst said the rates for the community

center, located at 4575 Madison Lane

in Groveport, have not changed since 2010.

For township residents the cost is $20

for the first four hours and then $10 for

each additional hour. For non-residents,

the cost is a flat $20 per hour fee. There is

no charge for non-profits, school use, township

businesses, employees, and funeral

repasses.

Currently there is no cleaning fee.

In 2019, there were 159 resident reservations,

76 non-resident reservations and

43 reservations at no charge.

Costs, such as changes in sanitation,

are going up and Brobst said the township

is not breaking even on the charges it

assesses for community center use.

“I felt it was time to look at the fee

schedule,” Brobst told the Madison

Township trustees at their May 25 meeting.

She asked the trustees to discuss the fee

schedule and wanted to give the public

time to weigh in on the issue as well before

a decision is made no later than the

trustees’ July meeting.

“I am recommending no more free use

and a flat cleaning fee of $20,” said Brobst.

“The cost for residents would be $25 per

hour for the first four hours and the same

$10 for each additional hour. Non-residents

would pay a flat $30 per hour. We

need to do something.”

Based on 2019 figures before the pandemic

impacted reservations, Brobst said a

breakdown of average expenditures indicated

each event cost the township approximately

$116. Prices for residents and local

businesses are lower than those for nonresidents

since non-residents do not pay

property taxes.

Trustee John Pritchard pointed out the

12 year span since rates were last changed

and said the township is presently just offsetting

costs, but not breaking even.

“We need to have a substantial increase

for non-residents,” said Pritchard. “I want

to make sure there is a healthy difference

between what our residents pay and what

non-residents pay.”

Other township news

•Madison Township Assistant Fire

Chief Chas Adams updated the board

regarding a South Hamilton Road property

that was deemed a nuisance before a second

fire resulted in a call for service.

Adams said the house is extremely dangerous

and was boarded up following the

most recent fire. The Red Cross is assisting

victims who were living in the house even

after extensive damage from the first fire.

“It’s a public health hazard right now,”

said Adams.

•Nuisance properties also resulted in

almost 50 being tagged for attention last

week. While property owners rectified

many, seven resulted in action by the

township for trash and 22 for grass.

Superintendent Dave Watkins said a number

of spring rainstorms contributed to the

proliferation of nuisance calls.

“That seems to be a lot more than I

remember,” said Pritchard.

Brobst said the township assesses a prorated

$300 an hour fee if members of

Watkins’ department need to mow a private

residence due to inaction after notification.

Residents are urged to contact the

township office when a property becomes a

nuisance due to trash and/or tall grass.

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Groveport.

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Groveport history films

Two documentary films on the history

of Groveport, produced by the Groveport

Heritage Society and Midnet Media, are

now available for viewing online on

YouTube.

The films are: “Groveport: A Town and

Its People” and “The Story of John S.

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Memorial Day in Groveport

Editor’s Notebook

Memorial Day in Groveport is a special day in the town dating

back to the day’s origins in the post-Civil War period.

Groveport annually

marks this day of

remembrance for the

sacrifices made by

honored fallen members of the military with

the traditional parade followed by a solemn

and moving ceremony in the Groveport

Cemetery.

Prior to the ceremony, members of Boy

Scout Troop 71 placed flags on the graves of

each of the veterans buried there. Each

Memorial Day is special as we pay respects to

the fallen as the flags gently flutter beside

each tombstone and flowers grace the graves.

“We appreciate the Scouts placing the

flags,” said Groveport Mayor Lance

Westcamp following this year’s ceremony.

“Memorial Day is an important day. It brings

the community together.”

Speaking at the ceremony, American Legion Commander John

Rick

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Stertzer, Sr., said, “This day is sacred.”

Added Motts Military Museum Director Warren Motts, “We

must always remember the brave men and women who died in

battle defending our freedoms.”

Keynote speaker Sean McCarthy, who is assistant director at

the Ohio Department of Veterans Services, harkened back to the

words President Abraham Lincoln spoke in his “Gettysburg

Address” that “...from these honored dead we take increased devotion

to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of

devotion.”

Each year the city of Groveport recognizes 12 veterans from the

community by displaying banners honoring them at each of the

city’s Main Street intersections. This year’s “Hometown Military

Banner Honorees” are: William Schweinberg, USAF; Scott

Clinger, USAF; Wayne Whisman, Army; Jonathan Pierce, USAF;

Joseph Jackson, USAF; Montgomery Dotson, Army; John Karlich,

Navy; David Frashier, Air National Guard; Mark Keller, Army;

David Flowers, USMC; Marion Gray, Army (World War II D-Day);

and Bill Branscomb, Navy.

The banners will be displayed from Memorial Day to Veterans

Day.

Following this year’s Memorial Day ceremony on May 30, the

crowd slowly and quietly filtered out of the cemetery. A few lingered

and walked among the graves paying respects to loved ones

and to the flag decorated veterans graves they passed.

As the last of the people left the grounds and the cemetery gate

closed, silence once again enveloped the Groveport Cemetery save

for the wind in the trees and the songs of the birds under a bright

blue sky with puffy clouds.

Memorial Day endures and is an elegant, dignified reminder to

us all of the profound sacrifices made by members of our communities

in service to their country.

Rick Palsgrove is editor of the Groveport Messenger.

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A veteran’s grave in the Groveport

Cemetery.

Messenger photos by Rick Palsgrove

Boy Scouts from Troop 71 lead the Memorial Day parade in Groveport on May 30. A

large crowd gathered to watch the traditional parade and participate in the ceremony

in the Groveport Cemetery. Groveport area scouts of Boy Scout Troop 71 meet at

Groveport United Methodist Church, 512 Main St. Cub Scouts, boys and girls in

grades K-5, meet on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Boy Scouts ages 11-18 meet Tuesdays at

7 p.m. The Girls Troop ages 11-18 meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. For information visit

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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 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

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their website at ohiowildlifecenter.org for

information on how to help.

Local government meetings

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.

•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.

Champion canine

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Professional Canine Trainer Deborah Franks of Groveport and her canine partner,

Onree, a miniature poodle, won High in Standard at the 2022 CPE (Canine

Performance Events) National Agility event held at the Champions Center in

Springfield, Ohio, held June 3-5. Franks said agility handlers and their canine

partners from all over the United States and Canada came to compete in this

national event. The qualifying period for this event was Jan. 1, 2019 through Dec.

31, 2021. “It was an extra special win since Onree is also a rescue dog,” said

Franks. “From a dog that no one wanted to a National Agility winner.”

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GMHS Band family event

The Groveport Madison High School

band department will host a free family

event on June 18 from noon to 4 p.m. at the

high school located at 4475 S. Hamilton

Road, Groveport. It will feature food

trucks, inflatables, games, face painting,

balloon animals, crafts, vendors, a 50/50

raffle, dunk tank, and more.

Groveport Garden Club

The Groveport Garden Club meets the

first Tuesday each month (unless otherwise

announced) at Groveport Zion Lutheran

Church, 6014 Groveport Road. Anyone

interested in gardening welcome. Call

Marylee Bendig at (614) 218-1097.

Canal Winchester

summer events

•Music in the Park - June 17 from 6-9

p.m. in Stradley Park, historic downtown

Canal Winchester featuring live music

from local band Hot Rod Lincolns. Come

out for live music and activities for kids

and adults alike. June’s Music in the Park

will also have touch-a-tractor for the

chance to get an up-close look at a variety

of tractors and equipment.

•Movie in the Park — July 8 and Aug.

12. Activities begin at 8 p.m., movie begins

at dusk in Hanners Park — 458 Groveport

Road, Canal Winchester. Come out for a

free family-friendly movie at Hanners

Park. Enjoy the film drive-in style from

your car, or bring a chair and blanket to

watch from the lawn. Free activities and

treats will be available prior to the start of

the show. This event is a partnership with

Destination: Canal Winchester.

•Music in the Park — July 17 from 6-9

p.m. in Stradley Park, historic downtown

Canal Winchester featuring live music

from The Gas Pump Jockeys. Come out for

live music and activities for kids and adults

alike! July’s event will also feature the signature

Cruise-In Car Show, hosted by C-

Town Cruisers. Free registration and

prizes will be awarded. Limited to the first

50 cars.

•Blues & Ribfest — July 29-30. Hosted

by Destination: Canal Winchester in historic

downtown CW. A two-day summer

street celebration featuring live blues

music, world-class ribs, a wide variety of

quality non-rib food options, children's

activities, fan-cooled dining areas, and a

beer & wine garden for our Blues/Rib-loving

guests 21 and over. Visit www.bluesandribfest.com

for information.

•100th Annual Canal Winchester Labor

Day Festival — Sept. 3, 4, 5. Hosted by the

CW Labor Day Committee in historic

downtown CW. Enjoy three days of family

fun at the oldest and largest Labor Day

Festival in Ohio. Live music, midway rides,

car show, parade, and more. This year’s

Sunday headliner is Uncle Kracker, a country

pop artist with a number of Billboard

100 hits. For information visit

www.cwlaborday.org.

Groveport Heritage Museum

The Groveport Heritage Museum contains

photographs, artifacts, and documents

about Groveport’s history. The

museum is located in Groveport Town Hall,

648 Main St., and is open during Groveport

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

3333.

Motts Military Museum

Motts Military Museum, 5075 S

Hamilton Rd, Groveport, shares artifacts

and recounts military veterans’ history

through the stories of the men and women

who witnessed them firsthand while serving

in the U.S. Armed Forces. For information

visit mottsmilitarymuseuminc.com or

call 614-836-1500.

Special Olympics

The mission of Special Olympics Ohio

and its Groveport Special Olympics chapter

is to provide year round sports training and

competition in a variety of Olympic type

sports for intellectually disabled individuals.

Contact Penny and Cassandra Hilty at

groveportspecialolympics@gmail.com or at

(614) 395-8992 or 395-6640. Donations may

be sent to Groveport Special Olympics, P.O.

Box 296, Groveport, OH 43125.


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Concert in the Park

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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-

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First ursday

The city of Groveport’s First Thursday

summer festival series will be held the first

Thursday of the month in 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: July 7 - Jack Middleton;

and Aug. 4 - The Morning Lumber Co.

There will be giveaways to the first 200

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Fourth of July in Groveport

Groveport’s “Fourth of July Celebration

and Parade” will be held July 4. The kids’

parade begins at 10:30 a.m. The Main

Street parade starts at 11 a.m. There will

be food vendors all day, kids’ activities

from 1-6 p.m., and live music from 2-9:45

p.m. Fireworks at dusk. For information

call 614-836-3333.

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The Lithopolis Honeyfest will be held

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Our Pictorial Past by Rick Palsgrove

Royal visit

Photo courtesy of Groveport Madison Schools

Recently crowned Miss Ohio USA Sir’Quora Carroll, a graduate of Groveport

Madison High School and now a Canal Winchester resident, stopped by Groveport

Madison High School on June 6 to visit with the Cruiser cheerleaders.

Photo courtesy of the Groveport Heritage Museum

Former Cruiser Coach Bob Miller honored

Long time Groveport Madison Cruiser coach Bob Miller was recently inducted into

the District 10 Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Miller was head basketball

coach at Groveport Madison High School for 18 years and at Thomas

Worthington High School for 31 years. His teams won 573 games, 13 Ohio Capital

Conference championships, and three district titles. In 2003 he was selected as the

state coach of the year and in 2017 he was named to the Ohio High School Athletic

Association Hall of Fame. At Groveport Madison, Miller also coached football and

baseball. Miller is pictured here (in the center of the photo) during a timeout huddle

with his 1973-74 Cruiser varsity basketball team.

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Memorial Day in Groveport (continued from page 4)

Messenger photos by Rick Palsgrove

The American Legion Robert Dutro Post 486 honor guard fired off a salute near the end

of the Memorial Day ceremony in the Groveport Cemetery on May 30.

Lew Compton of American Legion Robert Dutro Post 486 sang the National Anthem at

the ceremony in the Groveport Cemetery. In the background are Groveport Mayor

Lance Westcamp and American Legion Commander John Stertzer, Sr.

Two members of the Groveport Madison High School Marching Band played “Taps” at

the end of the ceremony. Pictured here is Marylin Romero. The other musician was

Nathan Duda.

Motts Military

Museum Director

Warren Motts and

Assistant

Museum Director

Lori Motts Byrd

rode in a historic

Army jeep in the

parade.


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TRIUMPH

Continued from page 1

“This trophy will never see the inside of a

police station!”

Groveport Police Lt. Josh Short’s sly

reply to this was, “We understand the fire

department is limited in their abilities so

we took it easy on them today.”

Added Short, “In all seriousness, despite

the outcome for the police, the real winners

today are the food pantry and the community.”

Dildine thanked the Groveport

Recreation Department for its help in

organizing the game and added, “This was

a fun competition and good for the community

and food pantry. We look forward to

playing again next year.”

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Groveport Police Lt. Josh Short at work

on the mound.

The Madison Township Fire Department

team (above) celebrates their victory by

hoisting the Guns vs. Hoses Trophy.

Groveport Police mascot (at right) and

social media star Bendi offered support

during the game.

Messenger photos by Rick Palsgrove

Winning Madison Township Fire Department pitcher Howard Hahn delivers a pitch to

home plate.

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Groveport Police Officer Ryan Ripson

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On this swing, Madison Township

Firefighter Alec Stonerock hammered an

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“Top Gun: Maverick”

soars with nostalgia

When Paramount Pictures announced they had

greenlit a sequel to the 1986 aviation-action classic

“Top Gun,” my initial reaction came with a full-bodied

shudder of terror — one that would make any Academy

Award-winning actor envious of my dramatic capabilities.

Like most humans in this world, I do not spend

enough time working on my mental health, but that

one thing I have (semi) successfully accomplished

throughout the last two-and-a-half decades was suppressing

traumatic childhood memories related to

forced viewings and inescapable listening parties to the

movie so named above. Needless to say, but this news

unleashed a cascade of horrible memories: I immediately

hated “Top Gun: Maverick” on principle alone.

You see, my late father loved “Top Gun” to the point

of driving everyone in the household nuts with his

obsession.

It seemed like it was always being rented at the

video store, always on when it hit the basic cable channels,

and its soundtrack was certainly blasted on a loop

whenever he would go into the basement to exercise.

(He refused to put on the headphones, stating the wires

got in the way of the NordicTrack skis or the treadmill

belt. Note: He was totally lying.)

While this may seem like a cute collection of little

stories, ask yourself these questions: If you had to

watch the same movie over and over again — regardless

of the wonderful and iconic beach volleyball scene

therein — wouldn’t you be a little miffed by having

these memories unlawfully dredged up by a movie studio

looking for nostalgic-induced cash? And if you had

to listen to the instrumental anthem, and the songs

“Danger Zone,” “Playing with the Boys” and “Take My

Breath Away” (the regulated cool down tune) every day

for months on end, wouldn’t you feel a little peeved by

the revival of the film that caused so much childhood

angst?

From the jump, I was completely committed to

ignoring the existence of this film and I would not be

swayed from my path despite the use of advanced technology

to bring the audience into the cockpit of an F/A-

18 Hornet, or by the fact that Tom Cruise and his

charming smile would be reprising his role as the cocky

and reckless fighter pilot Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, or

by the assurance that Kenny Loggins and his catchy

torture music would be limited on the new soundtrack.

Naturally, I found myself having to go see it and,

against my better judgement, was completely blown

away by the spectacle and the story within. Had my

father been alive to see my reaction to this film, he

would have laughed just as loudly as the soundtrack he

played ad nauseum in the basement.

What makes “Top Gun: Maverick” work so well is

that it fine-tunes the best elements in Tony Scott’s

original movie and applies them to today’s modern

audience.

The result is a film that is saturated with the latest

technological advances that put you right in the skies

with the pilots on their missions, but it is also infused

with enough humor, drama, and heart to make it emotionally

rich and engaging as well.

When the film opens, we are re-introduced to our titular

call sign character (Cruise), who may be older but

is not exactly wiser as he continually pushes boundaries

and ticks off admirals with the same unrepentant

attitude he had back in his heyday.

For the past several decades, he has been working

as a test pilot for the next generation

of fighter jets, trying his best

to stay under the radar with his

personality while simultaneously

trying to elevate the importance of

these programs when he learns

they are in line to be scrapped for

unmanned drones.

After a test in front of another

admiral goes terribly wrong

(well, technically, it went right

until Maverick decided to push

the fighter to its breaking speed)

and he is braced

for a swift firing,

his bacon is saved

by his old friend

Tom “Iceman”

Kazansky, now the

Commander of the

Pacific Fleet.

Maverick’s new

mission: to train a

cohort of young

The Reel Deal

Dedra

Cordle

What makes “Top Gun:

Maverick” work so well is

that it fine-tunes the best

elements in Tony Scott’s

original movie and applies

them to today’s modern

audience.

aviators for a top-secret assignment that combines a

number of precision skills that Maverick possesses.

It is made abundantly clear he is not to lead the

dangerous mission himself, but only determine who

will be chosen to undertake the life-endangering task.

Among the candidates for the mission are a mirror

image in Hangman (Glen Powell), the studious

Phoenix (Monica Barbaro) and her second-seater Bob

(Lewis Pullman), a semi-brash Payback (Jay Ellis) and

overly eager Fanboy (Danny Ramirez).

There is also Rooster (Miles Teller), the grown-up

son of Maverick’s late friend Goose (played in the original

by Anthony Edwards), who cannot stand the sight

of him.

While there is plenty of nostalgia packed into “Top

Gun: Maverick,” what saves the film from being a soulless

memory exercise with great aerial action is the

sincerity of the emotional connection between

Maverick and Rooster, Maverick and Iceman, and, to a

lesser extent, Maverick and Penny (Jennifer Connelly),

the admiral’s daughter he has dated on-and-off since

the 80s. Their core connection and relationships drive

this film to a different level of emotional depth, allowing

all the characters to show more vulnerability than

has been allowed in action films of yore (including the

original).

If you’re worried that this film is going to bum you

out with all of its emotions, don’t be. There is plenty of

humor and breathtaking aerial shots and action

sequences to balance that heft.

But “Top Gun: Maverick” is unafraid to peel back

the layers of its prickly and emotionally stunted hero

and Cruise and co. are game for the display.

Overall, much to my disappointment, “Top Gun:

Maverick” is a wonderful film that seamlessly blends

action, adventure, humor and heart to all of the aspects

within.

Grade: A-

Dedra Cordle is a Messenger staff writer and columnist.


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Letters policy

The Groveport Messenger welcomes letters to the editor. Letters cannot be libelous.

Letters that do not have a signature, address, and telephone number, or are signed with a

pseudonym, will be rejected. The Messenger reserves the right to edit or refuse publication

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Way to go Grads!

CONGRATULATIONS

KENDYLL CAHILL

Class of 2022

Groveport Madison High School

Good Luck at

University of Mount Union

CONGRATULATIONS

ALEXANDRIA FAITH

Class of 2022

Groveport Madison High School

Always remember,

you are braver

than you believe,

stronger than you

seem,

smarter than you

think and

loved more than

you know.

We are so Proud of you

I Love You to the Moon and Back

Mom and Justin

The students of Eastland-Fairfield

Career & Technical Schools’ Multimedia

satellite program stole the show at the

recent Business Professionals of America

(BPA) national conference. Two teams

qualified for the competition, both finished

second or better, and one laid claim to the

title: National Champion.

The future is bright for the Multimedia

program, which is housed at Pickerington

High School North. A foursome of juniors

banded together and took first place,

nationally, in the Website Design Team

competition. The team included Ella Cox,

Emma Nowlin, Will Meyer, and Caden

Watts, all students from Pickerington High

School North.

The students of the Multimedia program

were not done representing that

weekend. A trio of seniors, including Josh

Furillo (Pickerington North), Nate Jones

(Pickerington North), and Mary Chesnut

(Liberty Union) combined to finish second

overall in the User Experience (UX) Design

team category.

Eastland-Fairfield witnessed two additional

top-10 placements at the BPA

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Eastland-Fairfield excels at BPA National Competition

Wagnalls Memorial

Library

Wagnalls Memorial Library is located at

150 E. Columbus St., Lithopolis. all (614)

837-4765 or visit www.wagnalls.org.

National Conference. The Software

Engineering team from Eastland Career

Center took sixth place, nationally, in their

respective category. The team was comprised

of recent graduates Montez Boyd

Starks (Groveport Madison), Dylan Burton

(Teays Valley), Diego Mendoza (Groveport

Madison), and Dylan Miller (Groveport

Madison).

From the Interactive Media program,

recent graduate Elise Woodward

(Gahanna Lincoln) took eighth place overall

in the Promotional Photography category.

In addition to the student that placed

inside the top-10 in the country, additional

certifications were awarded to students

while at the national conference. Recent

graduate Alondra Agueros (New Albany)

passed her Microsoft Office Special

PowerPoint 2019 certification, while Dylan

Miller was recognized for completing his IT

Specialist - Java certification.

For more information about Eastland-

Fairfield Career & Technical Schools and

its high school and adult programs, please

visit www.EastlandFairfield.com.

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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