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June 26 - July 9, 2022 www.columbusmessenger.com Vol. XLIII, No. 10

Neighborhood Realtor

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The Marylee Bendig Team

City budget

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Summer means baseball

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Eight-year-old Eli Duncan (left) speedily heads for third base in a June 16 coach pitch baseball game in Obetz. The Hamilton

Township team took on the Obetz Fire, but the game could not be completed due to rainy weather. Keeping his eye on the ball,

eight-year-old Masen Eberlin (right) connects for hit to move the runners during the game.

Independence Day in Obetz

By Katelyn Sattler

Staff Writer

The Obetz Famous Fortress Fireworks celebration

on July 1 begins at 6 p.m. with fireworks at 9:50

p.m. at The Fortress and Memorial Park, 1841

Williams Road in Obetz.

Fireworks will be fired off just north of the

Memorial Park pond. This is a free event.

Classic rock band TheJack Columbus will provide

entertainment in the courtyard. There will be inflatables

and a big swing on the turf. A bring-your-own

watergun area for kids to play will be available.

Memorial Park will also be set up for those who

want to tailgate. Food trucks will include: Penn

Station (in the concession stand), Schmidt’s Sausage

Truck, Tortilla Street Food, Pitabilities, and Chilljoy

Frozen Eatery

Bring your blankets and have a picnic!

Items prohibited inside Fortress Obetz for this

event include: sparklers, smoke bombs, flares, personal

fireworks, etc. You will be cited by police if you

use these anywhere inside the Fortress;

folding/camping chairs; alcohol (available for purchase

inside); coolers; glass containers of any kind;

pets or animals (with exception of service animals);

backpacks; bags bigger that 6”x8”x10”; laser pointers;

sticks or poles of any kind; any signs that can

obstruct the views of others; and any other items

that police, security, or event staff deem to be dangerous

or inappropriate.

Zucchinifest news

Instead of a warmup band, Zucchinifest at

Fortress Obetz will host a tailgate kickoff party

Sept. for the Ohio State/Notre Dame football game.

It opens at 7 p.m. with kickoff for the game is at 7:30

p.m. Boyz II Men will take the stage at 9 p.m. For

information about Zucchinifest visit obetzzucchinifest.com.

By Katelyn Sattler

Staff Writer

Obetz City Council approved making

changes to the city’s 2022 appropriations.

At council’s June 13 meeting, Obetz

City Administrator Rod Davisson said

these changes are largely due to the

increased cost of gasoline.

“Gasoline has doubled and tripled in

price, which we did not expect at the beginning

of the year when we started to drive

cruisers and vehicles. We’ve run out of gas

money and a lot of funds,” said Davisson.

Another line item expense was $2,500

for Iron Mountain storage fees.

“That’s where we store some of our public

records when they get archived,” said

Davisson.

Another item is a reduction of $1,200 to

match up with actual expenditures.

Another is a debt service pay out of

$690,000, which is what happens when a

TIF (tax increment financing) generates

some money. The Toy Road TIF district

infrastructure is funded by a developer

with a letter of credit.

“In other words, they backed the bonds

on our infrastructure approval by the letter

of credit,” said Davisson. “And the deal

is that as that TIF starts making money,

they can recover that money that they paid

over the years. And this year, that number

is $690,000.”

There is also an addition of $505,000 in

the natural gas fund.

“Again, we have to buy more natural

gas at higher prices, both for resale and for

the use of the city properties,” said

Davisson. “I hope that’s enough, but you

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Splash Pad open

The Splash Pad in Obetz will operate

until Sept. 5. Use of the facility is free and

it is open to residents and non-residents.

Hours are Monday - Sunday 11 a.m. to 7

p.m.

According to the city of Obetz, “The

Splash Pad is intended to be used by individuals

12 years and under. Individuals

under the age of 12 must be accompanied

by someone who is 16 years of age or older.

Individuals that are 13 years of age or

older may enter the Splash Pad if supervising

children 6 years of age and under or an

individual with special needs.”

The Lancaster Park shelter house is

available for all Splash Pad visitors. It is

not available for rentals.

Call 614-491-1080 for information.

New director of operations

and athletic director

•Ryan Fitzgerald, current athletic

director for Hamilton Local Schools, was

named the new director of operations for

the district during the Hamilton Schools

Board of Education meeting on May 16. He

will assume full responsibilities on Aug. 1.

•Matt Thompson, current assistant

principal at Hamilton Middle School, was

named the new athletic director for

Hamilton Local Schools during the

Hamilton Schools Board of Education

meeting on May 16. He will assume full

responsibilities on Aug. 1.

Road projects

Upcoming area Franklin County road

projects this summer:

•In Lockbourne, $382,165 in road

improvements and truck turn around construction

for Commerce Street, Vause

Road, and Canal Road until October.

Includes 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. Includes 60

day detour closure.

•In Madison Township/city of

Columbus, $1.2 million for bridge replace-

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ment on Winchester Pike over Georges

Creek from July to October. Includes 110

day detour closure.

Obetz City Council

The Obetz Council is made up of six

elected officials who are elected at-large

and serving staggered four-year terms

under the rules of the Charter of the

Village of Obetz. Council meets the second

and fourth Mondays of each month at 6

p.m. in the Council Chambers at 4175

Alum Creek Drive, Obetz, to review and

pass legislation and hear concerns from the

residents.

If the meeting date occurs on a holiday,

the regular meeting is held on the next

Tuesday following the holiday. Call (614)

491-1080.

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know, if gas goes to 10 bucks a gallon, we’ll

run out of that pretty quickly, too. So we’re

doing what we can to conserve and keep

operations going in what’s turned into a

very dangerous economy. So we’re keeping

an eye on that to see how it goes.”

BTIFS and Buckstone development

There was also an emergency reading

on an ordinance that creates two TIF districts

within the city.

Davisson explained, “The TIF districts

are part of the overall larger project. There

is a tax increment financing district. It is a

way for us to redirect tax monies that

would usually go to other political subdivisions

(back) to the city for the purpose of

constructing the infrastructure related to

the Buckstone development.”

It had been tabled in order for it to be

enacted at the right time to create a New

Community Authority of the three farms

that had been sold for development -

Younkin, Warner, and Wilburn farms.

Obetz Law Director Eugene Hollins

explained in previous meetings that the

laws creating a New Community Authority

had to be passed in a certain order, and

Obetz is close to passing all of them to create

the Buckstone development.

Emergency passage of legislation means

the law will go into effect immediately,

rather than waiting 30 days for it to go into

effect.

Resident Andy Borders asked, “I read

that Franklin county is not really behind

this. What does that do to the structure of

the payments?”

Davisson responded, “It does nothing.

We planned for the county to want its

social services money, which is exactly

what they did. It doesn’t necessarily mean

that they’re against the project. We had a

meeting with them to discuss the project

generally, which they seem to favor. So we

weren’t surprised by their objection.”

New personal fireworks law

Ohio’s new personal fireworks law was

on the agenda, but Hollins said council

would discuss it at its June 27 meeting.

The 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.”

The law permits 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.

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.


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Obetz takes more action on Buckstone development

By Katelyn Sattler

Staff Writer

Obetz City Council held a special meeting

June 16, for the second reading on legislation

pertaining to a New Community

Authority related to the Buckstone project.

“We’ve talked about this a number of

times,” said Obetz Administrator Rod

Davisson. “This is the next step in the evolution

of creating a New Community

Authority related to the Buckstone project.

A New Community Authority is an overlay

that allows you to accumulate redirected

taxes that would have gone to other political

subdivisions, and normally has the

power to create bonds, to buy a property,

and do a number of things. Ultimately, that

is the way to make a new development

work, as opposed to just building straight

residential houses, which ultimately are a

negative drain on an economy.”

Resident Jennifer Kyre asked, “Why did

we have to call a special meeting to pass

this ordinance when we just had a council

meeting? Did something occur that this

needed to happen today?”

Obetz Law Director Eugene Hollins

explained, “There are three signatures on

the petition that they just said we’ve

received. And it’s sufficient. For the third

signature, the family needed to meet

Tuesday. They did meet Tuesday. They

consented it to it. We got their signed documents

today. And in anticipation of that,

we’d set this special meeting for today. The

reason for not just pushing it to the next

regular meeting is once we receive that, we

set a public hearing. We need to public

notice that public hearing to occur for three

weeks. And it has to be between 30 and 45

days, so that if we wanted to have it at the

second meeting in July, we had to get this

meeting scheduled. So it’s a great question,

but it’s a bunch of legalities and statutory

things.”

The public hearing for this ordinance

will be at the regular council meeting on

July 25 at 6 p.m.

No public comments were accepted at

the meeting that weren’t related to the one

agenda item.

Davisson explained, “The rules of Ohio

all say that when you have this meeting,

you have to talk about the ordinance that is

the subject of the special meeting.”

Davisson said that if citizens want to

discus other things, they’re “just a week

early and can come to the next meeting,

which is a general council meeting.”

Community members can then present

anything they want to discuss.

The next city council meeting is June 27

at 6 p.m. at 4175 Alum Creek Drive.

Lockbourne Council

Lockbourne Village Council meets the

second and fourth Mondays of each month

at 7 p.m.

Council will meet in-person at the

Lockbourne Municipal Building, 85

Commerce St., Lockbourne.

Hamilton school board

Hamilton Local Board of Education

meetings are held at 6 p.m. at the

Hamilton Local Education Center, 775

Rathmell Road, Columbus. For information

on meeting dates visit www.hamiltonlocal.k12.oh.us.

Obetz Farmer’s Market

The Obetz Farmers’ Market is held on

the first Wednesday of the month from 4-7

p.m. from June through September in

downtown Obetz (across from 4256

Groveport Road, Obetz).

It offers a selection of baked goods, produce,

meats, eggs, and crafts.

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High flying action

Messenger photo by Pat Donahue

Wrestling action could be seen at Obetz’s Full Throttle Thursday at Fortress Obetz

on June 16. The New Ohio Wrestling took center stage as rain storms threatened

the event. Shown here, Pac Man Justin Xavier plants his feet in the chest of Party

Mike Howard on his way to a win in front of the Full Throttle crowd.


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When “Toy Story” made its debut in

1995, some critics and movie snobs brushed

it off as “just another bland animated feature,

but this time with unwanted children’s

toys at the center.” It would eventually

go on to become one of the most critically

renowned and publicly beloved franchises

in the history of cinema.

What made the original and its subsequent

sequels so enduring was its terrific

ensemble of characters, each with their

own outlandish personalities and hidden

vulnerabilities; its relatable story of growing

up and casting aside “childish” things;

and its innate ability to make you peel over

with laugher one minute and then burst

into tears the next.

Although it has been a few years since

the latest film in the series was released

and while there are no current plans to

make a fifth “Toy Story,” the positive public

sentiment remains strong as do the sales of

the toys found within this franchise.

Because Disney is always looking for

ways to milk some more cash out of their

property cows, they have found a loophole

of sorts to make a prequel story (of sorts) to

one of its most popular characters within

the sentient toy franchise.

Enter “Lightyear,” a film that has none

of the all-encompassing warmth of the

franchise on which it is based but nonetheless

still feels like being encompassed by a

nice blanket — albeit one in which tiny dollar

signs copyrighted by Disney are sprinkled

throughout.

To clear up some confusion that may be

lingering from the trailer: this film is not

about the toy character Buzz Lightyear

(originally voiced by Tim Allen), the vainglorious

astronaut action figure that

replaces Sheriff Woody (originally voiced by

Tom Hanks) as Andy Davis’ favorite toy.

Instead, this film is about a film within

that film that inspired the creation of the

toy Buzz Lightyear. Basically, it’s a “Toy

Story-Inception,” but without the aweinspiring

special effects.

In “Lightyear,” the titular character (adequately

voiced by Chris Evans) is a real

human Space Ranger who accidentally

maroons an entire star fleet on an inhospitable

planet and spends the next 60 plus

years coming up with a solution to get them

back home. Due to some hyper-speed trickery,

he only ages a bit during his space jaunts

but his best friend and commander Alisha

Hawthorne (Uzo Aduba) lives out an entire

entertainment

life. In

the blink

of an eye,

he is

alone on

a planet full of strangers,

most not caring about his

ultimate goal to “bring

them back home.”

Because Buzz

Lightyear would not be

Buzz Lightyear without

his missions, he

begrudgingly teams up

with a group of inexperienced

Space Rangers

who are in the battle of their lives against a

ruthless and powerful emperor named Zurg

(voiced by James Brolin). To save his people

— even the ones do not personally care for

him — to find a safe way home, and to defeat

the seemingly undefeatable baddie,

Lightyear must confront his past and own up

to some deeply hidden vulnerabilities that

remind him that not everything can (or

should) be done alone.

By voicing a character who is the apparent

inspiration behind the iconic astronaut

action figure in “Toy Story,” Evans walks a

delicate line with his take on Buzz.

Although he draws from Allen’s iteration of

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Lady A and Rick Springfield are this year’s

signature acts appearing on the Wendel Concert

Stage at the Ohio University Lancaster Campus as

part of the Lancaster Festival, which takes place

during the last two weeks of July each summer.

Tickets are now on sale for these and other events

taking place during the 10-day celebration of

music, art and community.

The July 30 Grand Finale concert will feature

Lady A, with the Lancaster Festival Orchestra

opening the evening with selections that highlight

the 35th anniversary of the orchestra’s creation.

As a Country-radio staple, the trio has amassed

record-breaking success ushering in 10 No. One

hits with more than 18 million album units and 34

million tracks sold and nearly 5 billion digital

streams.

The July 23 concert will feature Rick

the beloved side-kick Space Ranger, he doesn’t

lean fully into the original take on the

character, playing his human self as much

cooler tempered while still bursting with

bravery, loyalty, and the occasional bout of

selfishness. While that development was a

good thing for this movie, what was not as

good was the lack of depth or attention given

to the side characters, especially the character

of Izzy (Keke Palmer) who shares a connection

with Buzz’s late friend Alisha. I

think had more detail been fleshed out for

her character, the elder convict Darby (Dale

Soules) and the accident prone Mo (Taika

Waititi), this film would have packed more

of an emotional punch, especially when calling

back to the connective tissue that it

shares with the “Toy Story” universe.

Although there are moments of genuine

warmth and humor in “Lightyear,” (the

mechanical companion cat voiced by Peter

Sohn is a real treasure) the thin story and

sometimes clunky dialogue will not make it

as popular or as enduring as the franchise

in which in falls into, but it does have something

sweet to offer for those looking for a

fun escapade “to infinity and beyond.”

Grade: C+

Dedra Cordle is a Messenger staff writer

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The Hamilton Township Rangers varsity volleyball team celebrates another victory.

Ranger volleyball team a success

By Rick Palsgrove

Managing Editor

The Hamilton Township High School varsity volleyball

team had great success last season and hopes to

continue that trend in the future.

The team’s overall record last fall was 19-3 and they

were co-champions of the Mid-State League’s Buckeye

Division with a record of 12-2. The team also did well

in the Central District tournament before falling to

Bloom-Carroll in a five set match.

“The main strength of the team was the starting six

had all been on varsity before so we already knew what

it takes to win and to be successful,” said team co-captain

Grace Green. “Most already won the league being

on the team in the past. Communication was a really

big part of our success as well.”

Green said the Ranger volleyball program is strong.

“I personally, think the future is bright for

Hamilton Township volleyball, but there may be a few

rebuilding years to come,” said Green. “Hamilton

Township has two kids camps every summer to build

the program which is a huge factor.”

Green said last season was full of exciting achievements.

“Briana Jackson reached 1,000 career sets,” said

Green.

Green herself reached her goal of 1,000 kills. Both

Jackson and Green are returning captains for the

upcoming 2022 season.The pair also played in all star

matches including the Central District All Star match

and Green played in the All Ohio All Star match.

Pictured here is the 2021 Mid-

State League champion Hamilton

Township Rangers varsity volleyball

team. (Back Row): Makiyah

Fields, Gabi Wittenberg, Ashlee

Garren-Gibbs, Coach Penrod,

Alaina Jackson, Ashley Kefauver,

Rachel Longbreak, Haleigh

Harrington, Head Coach Katie

Forrest, Coach Snider. (Front row)

(seniors): Ayonnie Bonte, Vanessa

Hardgrow, Briana Jackson, Emma

Ferrell, Grace Green.

Green is committed to Mount Vernon Nazarene

University to play volleyball. Jackson is committed to

Ohio Christian University and Vanessa Hardgrow is

committed to Alderson Broaddus.

The 2021 team garnered several awards including:

Grace Green - first team Mid-State League, Mid-State

League Player of the Year, first team Central District,

Central District Player of the Year, 1,000 Career Kills,

and Columbus Dispatch Player of the Week nominee;

Briana Jackson - first team Mid-State League, second

team Central District; Ashley Kefauver - second team

Mid-State League, honorable mention Central District;

and Ayonnie Bonte - Mid-State League honorable mention.

Additionally, Coach Katie Forrest was named

coach of the year for both the Mid-State League and

Central District.

2022 Ranger Volleyball Camp

The 2022 Hamilton Ranger Volleyball Camp for

athletes in grades K-8 (based on the 21-22 school year)

will be held July 26-28 at Hamilton Township High

School, 1105 Rathmell Road. Times are 11:45 a.m. -

1:45 p.m. for grades 6-8 and 2-3:30 p.m. for grades K-

5. Cost is $35 and can be paid by cash or check payable

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Rathmell Road Columbus, OH 43207.

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SWACO survey

New research from the Solid Waste

Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) shows

central Ohio residents support existing

diversion goals, view recycling and composting

as important in their community,

and desire more opportunities to reduce

their reliance on the county landfill.

In February 2022, SWACO, working

with Columbus-based EMC Research, conducted

a representative sample survey of

1,300 Franklin County residents inquiring

about their attitudes and behaviors toward

reducing waste and gathering opinions on

local recycling efforts. Ninety-two percent

of residents reported that they believe recycling

reflects well on their community and

that cities and governments should be promoting

recycling and composting. Eightynine

percent of residents support central

Ohio’s efforts to reach 75 percent diversion

by 2032 and an additional 82 percent

believe that recycling and reducing waste

can help reduce the impacts of climate

change on their community.

“Reducing waste, recycling, and using

our resources more efficiently have become

part of the fabric of our community and

these results affirm that residents value

their ability to act sustainably,” said Kyle

O’Keefe, director of innovation and programs

for SWACO.

Furthermore, the majority of residents

find it to be convenient and easy to recycle,

with 66 percent of households reporting

that they make above average efforts to do

so. However, when asked about barriers to

recycling — 74 percent of residents reported

confusion about keeping track of what

items are accepted for recycling.

Franklin County’s residential recycling

program has changed over the last couple of

years, expanding to accept more materials

and placing stronger emphasis on education

about the correct way to recycle. To help

improve recycling confidence, SWACO has

been working with local communities to

deploy the Recycle Right, Make A Difference

campaign which has resulted in documented

improvements in recycling behaviors.

When asked about the specific issue of

food waste — the single largest source of material

in the waste stream — 83 percent of central

Ohioans are concerned about the amount

of food being wasted in our community and

the vast majority support a curbside food

waste collection program for composting.

In recent years, SWACO has launched a

collaborative food waste initiative to help

combat food waste throughout the region

which has led to the development of new

services and programs such as publicly

available drop-offs for food scraps and the

launching of the Save More Than Food

campaign. SWACO is currently working

with regional communities to explore the

development of new composting infrastructure

that would help to enhance food waste

diversion efforts and enable curbside collection

programs.

Residents also expressed a strong desire

to see the private sector prioritize sustainability

with 73 percent of residents reporting

a greater likelihood to shop at businesses

that use environmentally friendly products

and recycle or compost their waste,

while 78 percent of residents stated they

believe businesses should be required to

offer recycling to customers and employees,

and an additional 80 percent desire to see

recycling or composting efforts started or

improved in their place of work or school.

“Supporting the private sector to

strengthen their waste reduction and

diversion efforts remains one of the biggest

opportunities for our region. More and

more companies recognize that sustainability

and reducing waste have to be a core

part of their business, and we’re here to

help them,” said O’Keefe.

In the upcoming months, SWACO will

be launching new programs and funding to

help businesses establish best practices for

recycling and waste reduction.

Reaching the region’s diversion goals is

possible only through collaboration

between residents, business owners and

both the public and private sectors, so data

collected through the public opinion poll is

critical to better understanding the barriers

and opportunities to move forward.

While, the Franklin County Sanitary

Landfill, owned by SWACO, receives more

than a million tons of material every year,

the vast majority of those items have the

potential to be diverted either through programs

existing today or with the introduction

of new infrastructure and programs

for which SWACO is already advancing

plans.

Visit swaco.org.

Rail expansion

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The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is an

opportunity to make Ohio more prosperous.

The bill includes the most funding for

Amtrak since its founding in 1970. The

Columbus region is the largest region without

passenger railroad service in the country.

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning

Commission (MORPC) and the Columbus

Partnership formed a group of public and

private sector leaders to prepare for the

expansion of passenger rail in the

Columbus region. With significant population

centers, growing rural areas and

cities, and major investments in economic

development, Ohio and the Columbus

region represent the best business case for

new passenger rail routes and service in

the country, according to a statement

released by MORPC and the Columbus

Partnership.

Recently, the Federal Railroad

Administration released guidance for their

Corridor Identification Program.

According to the statement released by

MORPC and the Columbus Partnership,

“We are encouraged by Governor DeWine’s

request to the Ohio Rail Development

Commission to engage with Amtrak to

determine the feasibility and cost of routes.

We stand ready to compete for this investment

in our growing region and look forward

to being briefed by the Ohio Rail

Development Commission on these efforts.”


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Groveport’s Fourth of

July celebration is back

By Rick Palsgrove

Managing Editor

Groveport really knows how to celebrate

the Fourth of July.

This year’s celebration features the traditional

Main Street parade, music, food

vendors, kids’ activities, and fireworks on

July 4.

“This year’s celebration will be bigger

and better with the addition of more than

10 food vendors, four different musical

acts, and elevated kids activities,” said

Groveport Community Affairs Department

Executive Assistant Kristiauna Trelay.

“New this year will be a video game truck

that accommodates 16 to 20 people playing

the latest games individually or all at

once.”

The Main Street parade will start at 11

a.m. on July 4. Staging for the parade will

be at the Groveport Recreation Center. The

parade will start at Richardson Road and

travel west on Main Street, then turn right

onto Hendron Road and end at Glendening

Elementary.

Mayor Lance Westcamp announced this

year’s parade grand marshal will be John

Hougland, a retired pharmacist who operated

the Groveport Pharmacy on Main

Street for many years and who also served

as a city councilman.

“John has been a big part of our community

for many years and he was especially

helpful during his time on city council,”

said Westcamp. “He is well deserving of

this honor. He has done a lot for this community.”

Added Trelay, “Former Councilman

John Hougland is well known in the community.

He’s a former local business owner

and a very active resident.”

The fireworks will be launched at dusk

on July 4 from Palm Pond in Heritage Park

on Wirt Road. Tune into radio frequency

88.3 to hear background music during the

fireworks.

“Groveport has one of the best fireworks

displays in the area,” said Trelay.

Musical entertainment on July 4 begins

on the main stage, located in the parking

lot of Crooked Alley KidSpace, with Krash

Landing from 2-3:30 p.m.; Whiskey Ridge

from 4-5:30 p.m.; Ryder Band from 6-7:30

p.m.; and Willie Nelson Mandela from 8-

9:45 p.m.

Summer 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.

Metro Parks wildlife advice

Messenger photo by Rick Palsgrove

The city of Groveport celebrates the

Fourth of July in a big way each year with

a parade down Main Street, music, fun

activities, and fireworks. Pictured here is

the American Legion Robert Dutro Post

486 honor guard that lead last year’s

parade.

“All kids’ activities will be set up in the

grassy area by the baseball fields off Wirt

Road,” said Trelay.

Food vendors will also be located along

Wirt Road.

“Food vendors must be in place by 9 a.m.

and will be serving once they have set up in

the parking lot behind Birch Tavern,” said

Trelay.

The kids’ parade will take place July 4

with staging at 10 a.m. in the Middle

School Central parking lot. Kid can decorate

their bikes, wagons, and scooters in

red, white, and blue. The kids’ parade

begins at 10:30 a.m. at Middle School

Central, 751 Main St., then proceeds west

on Main Street, south on Oak Street to

Crooked Alley Alley KidSpace, 630 Wirt

Road.

Per a city ordinance, no animals are permitted

in the festival event areas at any

time during the city’s Fourth of July celebration.

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.

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Dr. Bender 5K Classic is July 16

The 15th annual Dr. Bender 5K Classic — which will

be conducted as a hybrid race - will be held July 16 at

Canal Winchester High School, 300 Washington St.

The in-person 5K race begins at 8:30 a.m. The 1-

mile Fun Run for children precedes the 5K and begins

at 8 a.m. A virtual 5K event will also be available for

those who are not able or choose not to participate in

the in-person race.

A longstanding community 5K run and walk

through the streets of Canal Winchester, this year’s

hybrid race continues the tradition of running for a

good cause, despite the fact that social distancing

measures may still be required for some. Proceeds from

registration and sponsorships from this year’s races

directly benefit the boys and girls cross country teams

at Canal Winchester High School.

If choosing the virtual race, you will run your 5K

anywhere that you would like. Bike paths, neighborhood

routes, and the like are all options. The virtual

time frame is July 16-23 to participate in your 5K.

If you choose the traditional 5K Bender route, you

are encouraged to download the Race Joy app if you

plan to run or walk your route with your phone. This

app will track your time, alert you when you complete

the race, and also provides cheers and helpful tips

along the way as you race. Share your race photos on

social media with the hashtag #drbender5k.

Cost is: in-person race — $30; virtual race — $30; and

fun run — $10.

T-shirts with this year’s race design are guaranteed

to participants who register for the race by midnight on

Runners at the start of last year’s Dr. Bender 5K

Classic.

July 7. Indicate your size in the registration process.

Shirts will be mailed to virtual race participants and

will be available on the day of the race for in-person

participants.

Share your race photos on social media with the

hashtag #drbender5k.

There will be an Alumni/Team challenge competition

for the in-person race experience. Provide your

team name and members (minimum of four) to the

race director the morning of the 5K.

Register at www.drbender5k.com

Visit www.drbender5k.com for information.

Fierce competition

Messenger photo by Pat Donahue

The best in the country and beyond recently came to Obetz for the Ultimate Frisbee championship. Shown

here, Lindsey McKenna makes the grab in the end zone for the DC Shadow as they fought their way back

in the fourth quarter of the Premier Ultimate League Championship game at Fortress Obetz. DC faced the

tough task of defeating the defending champions and undefeated Medellin Revolution Pro team who came

from Medellin, Colombia, to defend their title. In the semi-finals, the Revolution defeated Raleigh on June

18 while DC defeated Indy to set the stage for the championship on June 19. Medellin built up an early lead

in the first half, however DC fought its way back but could not close the gap falling to the Revolution 17-15.


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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.

The event features bee beards, beekeepers,

art, live music, honey bake-off, Ohio Honey

Show, honey extracting, hive inspection,

junior beekeeping, American Honey

Princess, food trucks, photo contest, honey,

and honey tasting. For information call

614-769-3824 or visit

lithopolishoneyfest.com.

CW summer events

•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

things to do in the surrounding area

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.

Concerts in Groveport

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. 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 Adams; and Aug. 27

- The Outlaw Uprising. Call 614-836-3333.

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 - Wade Dow & Darr

Kovacs. There will be giveaways to the first

200 attendees each date. Giveaways are:

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

bowl.

For information call 614-836-3333.

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