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June 26 - July 9, 2022 www.columbusmessenger.com Vol. XL, No. 1

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section,

see page 7

Photo courtesy of the city of Groveport

The Groveport Heritage Society performed a short play in Town Hall depicting the debate and meeting in

1847 where citizens decided to officially form Groveport.

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Celebrating 175 years

By Rick Palsgrove

Groveport Editor

It was quite a birthday party!

The city of Groveport celebrated the

175th anniversary of its founding on

June 11 with self-guided historical

tours, hot dogs (officials estimated 400

to 500 hot dogs were consumed by attendees),

ice cream, a birthday cake, and

free t-shirts.

“I think this is wonderful,” Groveport

Police Chief Casey Adams said of the

event as he helped serve hot dogs in

Heritage Park. “It’s like it is a big family

reunion or picnic. It’s nice to see lots of

people gathering together and talking

and also walking around town to see historic

sites.”

Visitors participating in the self-guided

historic tour collected picture postcards

with historical information about

each tour site. When they collected all

six postcards they received a free 175th

anniversary t-shirt.

The self-guided tour sites were: Ohio

and Erie Canal Lock 22, located in

Groveport Park 7370 Groveport Road;

the historic school complex, located at

715 and 751 Main St. where the Elmont

Hotel once stood and where two schools

are located that are on the National

Register of Historic Places; the Log

House, located in Heritage Park, 551

Wirt Road; Groveport Cemetery, located

along Wirt Road by Heritage Park; the

Sharp’s Landing canal era building,

located across from the Groveport

Cemetery at 536 Wirt Road; and

Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St.

“It was a very good day in Groveport,”

said Groveport City Administrator B. J.

King.

At a reception at Town Hall, Mayor

Lance Westcamp, who is the longest

serving mayor in Groveport history, welcomed

back and recognized several past

city council members and city administrators.

“They helped us make Groveport

what it is today,” said Westcamp.

See 175, page 3

Police uncover

large theft operation

By Rick Palsgrove

Groveport Editor

Groveport Police recently uncovered a large identify theft operation.

According to Groveport Police Detective Josh Gilbert, on May

28 a 28-year-old Columbus man went to a company on

Greenpointe Drive in Groveport and rented a large floor stripping

machine and a 10-foot trailer, but never returned them. The items

are valued at $56,000.

While investigating this incident, Groveport Police discovered

the man had allegedly presented a false Georgia driver’s license

and credit card using the name of an unknowing victim who lives

in Georgia.

Gilbert said officers uncovered suspects residing in an apartment

on Columbus’ east side. A search warrant was issued and

officers found an 18-year-old woman allegedly in possession of

counterfeit documents. Officers found phony credit cards, driver’s

licenses, passports, and bank accounts for 34 false identities. Of

these, 24 were incidents of identity theft, 10 were false creations

of a non-existent person, and four were fraudulent business LLCs.

Also, 300 blank Western Union money orders were found along

with a large stack of applications for a Columbus based temporary

employment service.

“This is just the tip of the iceberg,” said Gilbert. “It’s way larger

than this.”

Gilbert said warrants are out for the felony arrest of the two

suspects for counterfeiting, identify fraud, and theft. He said

Groveport Police are working with the U.S. Secret Service and

Georgia authorities on the investigation. He said a larger indictment

may be forthcoming.

Gilbert said that, in his experience, this is the largest identity

theft operation he has seen.

“The suspects are profiting on the backs of the victims and driving

up people’s and businesses’ insurance costs,” said Gilbert.

Gilbert said the allegedly stolen equipment from the local

rental company has not yet been recovered.

“It’s hard to track,” said Gilbert of the overall identify theft

investigation. “We keep peeling off layers. We follow the money

and see where it goes.”

Gilbert said that, after the COVID pandemic, it has seemingly

become easier for

criminals to steal

people’s identities.

“Banks, businesses,

and services seem

to be conducting

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“There’s no face to

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there’s lightened

security online and

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being done on the

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Groveport to hold big Fourth of July celebration

By Rick Palsgrove

Groveport Editor

Groveport 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. The Fourth of

July will be a great day.”

Added Trelay, “Former Councilman John Hougland is

well known in the community. He’s a former local business

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Groveport Madison Cruiser cheerleaders revved up the

crowd during last year’s parade.

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.

“Kids’ activities will be set up in the grassy area

by the baseball fields off Wirt Road,” said Trelay.

Food vendors will 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.

By Rick Palsgrove

Groveport Editor

The Groveport Madison Board of Education hopes

to name a new superintendent for the district soon.

“We are looking to expedite the selection process to

have a new superintendent start before the school year

begins,” said Groveport Madison Board of Education

President Chris Snyder.

The new superintendent will replace current

Groveport Madison Schools Superintendent Garilee

Ogden who is leaving the district to become superintendent

of Reynoldsburg City Schools on July 1. Her

last day at Groveport Madison is expected to be June

30. Ogden has served as Groveport Madison superintendent

since 2018.

“We plan on our new superintendent starting on

Aug. 1,” said Snyder.

When asked what qualities and experience the

board is looking for in the new superintendent, Snyder

said, “We would like to select someone with district

Messenger photos 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.

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.

School superintendent search begins

knowledge and experience. We would like to have a

superintendent who can cultivate strong relationships

with our community leaders, and is able to work well

with staff, parents, and community members. We

would also like someone who is able to continue our

academic growth and who also has the ability to deal

with the operations of the district.”

Snyder said Groveport Madison Deputy

Superintendent Jamie Grube has agreed to serve as

the district’s the superintendent until July 30.

Other Groveport Madison news

•On June 8, the board approved a job description for

the position of construction specialist for the district.

The salary range would be $49,791 to $68,779 for a 260

day contract. Some of the duties include: representing

the district in the design process and construction of

new facilities and renovation of existing facilities;

reviewing budgets, blueprints, and schedules; inspect

construction projects; conduct daily site observations;

and recommend in-field changes to construction.


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Continued from page 1

Groveport Police statistics

May crime statistics, according to the

Groveport Police: 18 arrests, 11 accidents,

4 assaults, 0 burglary, 5 domestic disputes,

1 domestic violence, 4 OVI and alcohol,

8 thefts/robberies, 1 stolen/unauthorized

use, 2 missing persons, 1 weapon

related call, 4 narcotic related offense, 9

parking, 2 threats, 0 vandalism, 0 juvenile

complaints, 45 traffic citations, 0 sex related

crimes, 3 Groveport Madison School

District criminal reports, 1 Groveport

Madison School District non-criminal

reports, 1 suicide attempt.

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Matt Campbell (left) and B.J. King grill up some tasty hot dogs in Heritage Park for visitors

attending Groveport’s celebration of its 175th anniversary. They estimated 400 to

500 hot dogs were consumed by attendees.

A re-enactment of the founding

A highlight of the event was short play,

performed by the Groveport Heritage

Society at Town Hall. The play was a reenactment

how Groveport got its unique

name.

Pioneers began settling the area that

would become Groveport in the early

1800s. By 1831, with the arrival of the

Ohio and Erie Canal, two small settlements

- Wert’s Grove and Rarey’s Port -

began to form side by side (separated only

by College Street).

A rivalry developed between the two

towns’ founders, Jacob Wert and William

Rarey, both of whom were successful businessmen

and landowners.

The play began with actors depicting

William Rarey (who founded Rarey’s Port)

and Jacob Wert (who founded Wert’s

Grove) vigorously lobbying to have the

town named after their respective villages.

The performance included touches of

humor, such as when “Mrs. Rarey,” weary

of the debate, suggested she and “William”

take a break stating, “Let’s go to the

Birch!”

The two rival businessmen were intent

on leaving their imprints on the town.

Wert, who was also postmaster,

changed the address from Rarey’s Port to

Wert’s Grove on mail coming to town.

Rarey encouraged residents and businesses

to list Rarey’s Port as their address.

Wert’s Grove had the Post Office and the

main stagecoach stop. Rarey’s Port was

listed as the landing point on canal boat

passenger packet and canal boat shipping

timetables.

Official street plats for Wert’s Grove

and Rarey’s Port were filed by the two

rivals with Franklin County in the 1840s.

Citizens tired of the Wert and Rarey

friction and the confusion caused by having

two towns side by side. Residents decided

to hold a meeting (without inviting Wert or

Rarey) to merge the two towns into one

entity in 1847. A citizen suggested naming

the town Palo Alto, after a recent American

victory in the Mexican War, but it was not

a popular choice. Then Dr. Abel Clark

(played by John Hougland in the play) suggested

the name “Groveport,” combining

the two suffixes of the formerly competing

villages.

Want more Groveport history?

•Two documentary films on the history

of Groveport, produced by the Groveport

Heritage Society and Midnet Media, are

available for viewing online on YouTube.

The films are: “Groveport: A Town and Its

People” and “The Story of John S. Rarey

and Cruiser.”

•The Groveport Heritage Museum,

located in Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main

St., contains photographs, artifacts, and

documents about Groveport’s history. It is

open during Town Hall’s operating hours.

Call 614-836-3333.

•Books on Groveport history available

at the Columbus Metropolitan Library

include: “The Changing Village,” by

Richard Palsgrove; “Groveport and

Madison Township Ohio,” by Richard

Palsgrove; “History of Madison Township:

Including Canal Winchester and

Groveport,” by George Bareis; and “Life

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Lockbourne and the Columbus Feeder,” by

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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. Rarey and Cruiser.”

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Beginnings of Groveport’s cemeteries

Groveport has two old cemeteries and we are fairly certain

about the first person to be buried in each, but the question is, who

was second to be laid to rest in each?

The 213-year-old

Groveport Cemetery

is located along Wirt

Road. The 221-yearold

Hendren Cemetery

is located on the west side of State

Route 317, about a half mile north of Main

Street/Groveport Road. Both were formed

when Groveport was in its infancy as a town

with a few farmsteads and some rough dirt

roads in a mostly wooded landscape.

Each cemetery was established when people

made the first burial there. I think the

sites of these first burials were chosen in the

early 1800s because they were beautiful

places of trees and serene greenery. What

kept these first burials from being isolated

and forgotten is that others also found these

sites appealing spots for the final resting

places for their loved ones.

Editor’s Notebook

Rick

Palsgrove

So, who were the second burials in each that set these sites on

the path to becoming the beautiful cemeteries they are today?

Groveport Cemetery

Groveport Cemetery dates back to 1809 when family members

selected the site for the grave of Catherine G. Richardson, who

passed away at age 22 that year. Hers is the oldest marked burial

in what would become the Groveport Cemetery and her coffin

shaped tombstone is one of the more artful and interesting markers

there.

Retired Groveport Public Works Superintendent Dennis Moore

(who served as the cemetery’s sexton) once told me there could be

even older unknown graves than Richardson’s in the cemetery as

there are many unmarked graves in the old sections of the cemetery.

Records about long ago burials in the cemetery are sparse

and many of the deeds to old plots are lost or never existed. Some

burials may not have ever been marked with tombstones.

Moore speculated that, in the cemetery’s early years, it is possible

that when someone died, their family took them to the cemetery

and buried them without filing any records. Due to this, he

said, no one can be sure of the age of some of the unmarked graves.

Another problem is that early 19th century era wooden grave

markers have long since been destroyed by weather and disappeared.

The engravings on many of the various kinds of old stone

markers have been worn away by weather and time. Grave markers

made of sandstone particularly have not held up well.

Based on what can be identified, Catherine Richardson appears

to be the first grave that established the Groveport Cemetery. But

if she was the first burial there, who was the second? Is it one of

the many unmarked graves near Richardson’s?

According to “Volume II: Franklin County, Ohio Cemeteries,

Madison Township,” as well as historian George Bareis’ early 20th

century book, “A History of Madison Township: Including

Groveport and Canal Winchester, Franklin County, Ohio,” there

are two known possibilities for the second grave in Groveport

Cemetery. One is Catherina Rarey, the daughter of Adam and

Catherine Rarey who died in 1821 at age one year and six months.

(Some records show the infant’s name as “Catherine.”) Records

also show that Adam and Catherine heartbreakingly lost four

other young children (who are also buried in the Groveport

Cemetery) in a short time span: Jesse, age 2, and Anna, age four

months, in 1825; Adams S., age two in 1828; and Sarah, age one,

in 1831. (Walking among the tombstones in any cemetery established

in the 1800s and earlier, one sadly sees that many children

in those days did not live beyond infancy and early childhood.

Most succumbed to diseases for which there were no treatments at

the time.)

There’s another possibility for the second grave in the

Groveport Cemetery. According to a 1981 survey of the cemetery

that appears in “Volume II: Franklin County, Ohio Cemeteries,

Madison Township,” the second oldest grave there might be Mary

Rohr, who died in 1811.

(A side note: There are several old graves at the west end of the

Groveport Cemetery that were originally in the Huddle Cemetery

that was once located at the west entrance to Rickenbacker Air

Force Base. These graves were moved to the Groveport Cemetery

in the 20th century. “Volume II: Franklin County, Ohio

Cemeteries, Madison Township” notes the oldest grave in the

Huddle Cemetery is from 1811, but it does not list a name for the

1811 burial. Could that be Mary Rohr’s grave? Walking the cemetery

I was unable to find her grave.)

Hendren Cemetery

We can only imagine what it was like the day in 1801 when people

held the funeral and burial of Joseph Flemington, the first

grave in the Hendren Cemetery.

According to the historian George Bareis’ book, Flemington’s

grave is believed to be the oldest marked and recorded grave in

Madison Township. Flemington died at age 30.

The order of burials at Hendren Cemetery appears to be a bit

more certain based on “Volume II: Franklin County, Ohio

Cemeteries, Madison Township ”as well as historian George

Bareis’ book. Flemington’s is the first grave among the 35 burials

in the Hendren Cemetery and records show that John W. Kile,

who passed away in 1815 at age 34, is most likely the second burial

there.

Moore said the Hendren Cemetery was originally marked by

four oak trees at its corners and the 35 graves are arranged in

three rows. The dates on the gravestones range from 1801 to 1876.

(Note that the spelling of the name of the cemetery, “Hendren,”

is based on references in Bareis’ book. The cemetery has also been

referred to as the Hendren-Barnhart Cemetery.)

Thoughts on cemeteries

A cemetery is not a static place. Nature grows there and so does

human emotion, art, and memory. It is a beautiful, spiritual place

for both the living and the dead.

Rick Palsgrove is editor of the Groveport Messenger.

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Bumgardner honored with proclamation

At Groveport City Council’s June 13 meeting, Mayor Lance Westcamp presented Girl

Scout Veronica Bumgardner with a proclamation recognizing her community service.

Her work includes: a literacy project at the Southeast Branch of the Columbus Library

(which earned her the Girl Scout Bronze Award); painting large board games and hopscotch

at a playground to encourage kids to get exercise by going outside to play (which

earned her the Girl Scout Silver Award); and her Groveport Sustainability project where

she collected 1,000 pounds of plastic caps and lids from the community that were recycled

and remade into five benches in which three were placed in the Elmont subdivision,

one at Groveport Elementary, and one on the Foor Leisure Path (which earned her the

Girl Scout Gold Award). “I commend Veronica Bumgardner for her dedication to champion

those she can help and her leadership of teaching the importance of recycling properly,”

read Westcamp in the proclamation. Bumgardner is pictured here with the benches.


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June 26, 2022 - GROVEPORT MESSENGER - PAGE 5

Groveport to make decision about personal fireworks

By Rick Palsgrove

Groveport Editor

Groveport City Council is considering exercising

the city’s option to modify a new state

law regarding the personal use of fireworks.

Council will consider legislation at its

June 27 meeting that would restrict the

personal use of consumer grade fireworks

to only on the Fourth of July within the

Groveport city limits.

“This proposed ordinance would prohibit

the discharge of consumer grade fireworks

on all dates specified in the new Ohio law —

except for July 4,” said Groveport City

Administrator B. J. King. “Discharge of

consumer grade fireworks would be permitted

on July 4 if this legislation is approved.”

The new Ohio law, which goes into effect

July 1, allows individuals to possess consumer

grade fireworks, eliminating a

requirement that purchasers transport

consumer grade fireworks out of the state

within 48 hours of purchase.

The new state law 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

By Rick Palsgrove

Groveport Editor

Groveport’s Main Street commercial

project is nearing completion.

The two, new city owned buildings are

part of the city of Groveport’s $7.6 million

1847 Main Project, which includes the

14,145 square foot Rarey’s Port (674 Main

St.) building and the 12,184 square foot

Wert’s Grove building.

Delaney’s Diner — a breakfast, lunch,

brunch restaurant — will occupy space in

the Rarey’s Port building. Little Italy

Pizza, which has operated at 619 Main St.

for 43 years, plans to move into the Wert’s

Grove building.

According to Groveport Development

Director Jeff Green, Delaney’s is expected

to open in the Rarey’s Port building by the

end of September or beginning of October.

“The delays have been caused by the

workloads of the architect and engineers

and completion of the mechanics, electrical

and plumbing plans,” said Green.

He said Little Italy’s is anticipated to

open in the Wert’s Grove building by the

end of September.

“There really have not been any delays,”

said Green regarding Little Italy’s opening.

“It took a little while for the kitchen layout

to be finalized by Wasserstrom, and M & A

Architects had to finalize the design with

Avery Ward (of Little Italy), but this project

is proceeding according to schedule.”

Regarding potential business prospects

to fill the remaining spaces in the Rarey's

Port and Wert's Grove buildings, Green

Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays preceding

and following; Labor Day weekend;

Diwali; and New Year’s Eve.

However, 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.

Groveport officials will consider limiting the

discharge of personal fireworks to July 4.

At its June 20 committee of the whole

meeting, council members debated the

issue. Councilwoman Jean Ann Hilbert

and Councilman Jack Rupp were in favor

of the ordinance restricting the use of personal

fireworks. Both said they are concerned

about the potential injuries brought

on by the use of personal fireworks.

“I want to prevent someone from getting

hurt,” said Hilbert.

However, councilmen Scott Lockett and

Ed Dildine said they were opposed to the

proposed restriction.

Lockett said he preferred Groveport follow

the new state law saying the city’s proposal

to restrict it is, “a solution looking for

a problem.” He said police efforts to track

down those firing off personal fireworks are

like a game of “whack-a-mole.”

“I applaud the effort, but it has no

effect,” said Lockett.

Dildine said that, if the use of personal

1847 Main Project nearing completion

said, “We are currently working with a

restaurant prospect for the remaining

space. I’m not at liberty to discuss the

same of the prospective tenant.”

Also discussions have been held with a

local couple interested in opening a coffee

house/bakery/local goods store in the existing

Little Italy building at 619 Main St.

Area C potential for development

Groveport City Administrator B. J.

King said there is “not much to report

regarding Area C,” which is located along

Pontius Road south of Hayes Road and

extends south to the county line at London-

Lancaster Road and areas eastward to

Richardson Road. City officials stated this

land consists of “thousands of acres,” of

which 500 acres could be developed.

“The next step to pursuing development

of Area C is to undertake a study to determine

infrastructure and utility needs to support

any development,” said King. It is premature

to try to identify what types of development

could occur in the area. This will be

able to be better defined once the infrastructure

and utility needs are determined.”

Earlier this year, Green said city officials

do not know how much of this land

may be available for annexing.

“The land is important, though, if the

city of Groveport is to continue to grow and

prosper and invest in the quality of life for

its residents,” Green said earlier this year.

“We are currently out of land for new

development so we have to explore what

our next ‘frontier’ might be.”

fireworks becomes an issue, city officials

can address it later. He said following the

state law would result in less confusion

about what is legal and when.

“People are going to do it anyway (shoot

off fireworks) whether we restrict it or not,”

said Dildine, who added the new state law

could give officials an opportunity to provide

information to citizens on the safe use

of personal fireworks.

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.

Police reaction

Groveport Police Chief Casey Adams

said individuals must be responsible when

using personal consumer grade fireworks.

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

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By Linda Dillman

Staff Writer

Madison Township is putting finishing

touches on a new Community Center rate

chart for 2023 and the trustees are considering

citizen suggestions to increase rental

fees for non-residents higher than first proposed

in May.

During the June 16 Madison Township

trustee meeting, Administrator Susan

Brobst said one resident felt the rates were

“too cheap” and another felt the rates could

easily be doubled for non-residents.

Community Center rental prices have not

increased in 12 years.

For township residents the cost is currently

$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

activities like a funeral repast.

Prices for residents and local businesses

are lower than those for non-residents

since non-residents do not pay property

taxes.

Brobst recommended the township eliminate

a free use policy and instead institute

a $20 flat cleaning fee.

She suggested raising the cost for residents

to $25 for the first four hours and

keep the $10 rate for each additional hour.

Non-residents would pay a flat $30 per

hour.

Based on 2019 figures before the pandemic

impacted reservations, Brobst said a

breakdown of average expenditures indicate

each event cost the township approximately

$116.

Other than non-profit organizations, the

administrator reported the average use

time is four hours.

If the trustees decide in July to eliminate

the free use policy for local non-profits,

Trustee John Pritchard asked if special

groups–such as the American Legion,

Groveport Madison Alumni Association

Free clothing and shoes

There will be a free clothing and shoe

give away on Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

at Groveport United Methodist Church,

512 East Main St., Groveport. Gently used

clean clothing and shoes will be available

for all sizes from newborn to adult. This is

open to everyone.

School resource officer

Groveport City Council will consider

legislation at its June 27 meeting to

authorize the city administrator to enter

into an agreement with Groveport Madison

Schools to provide a Groveport Police officer

as a school resource officer at Groveport

Madison High School. The annual salary

for the school resource officer is $89,897.

Salary plus benefits totals $112,137.

Groveport Madison Schools would pay 69

percent of the salary plus benefits costs.

and scouts–could be eligible for township

grants to offset the cost.

“It is a value we would be giving to

them,” said Pritchard, who also felt the

rate for non-residents is too low. “I would

double that. I don’t think $100 for two

hours is bad. We need to make sure we take

care of our residents.”

Brobst said she would bring the policy

back, along with any additional comments

submitted by citizens, in time to set rates

at the July 21 meeting.

Other Madison Township news

•Police Chief Gary York asked the

trustees to approve a Matrix agreement for

a new police records management system.

York said the system allows for better sharing

of information with outside departments

and multiple agencies are already

contributing to the Matrix database.

“This is something the (Franklin

County) sheriff’s office is currently using,”

said York. “At the end of the day, this is a

win-win for all of us.”

•Brobst said a June 4 tire collection

held in partnership with Canal

Winchester, Franklin County Public

Health and Columbus Public Health

brought in 860 used tires from township

residents.

“Public Health was overwhelmed,” said

Brobst, who said while she hopes to partner

with the county, Columbus, and Canal

Winchester again next year. Madison

Township is also planning to hold their

own collection at Brobst Park sometime

this fall.

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.

Income tax revenue

The city of Groveport’s income tax revenue

year-to-date as of May 31 was $8.8

million, which is 14 percent higher than

the same time in 2021, according to

Groveport Finance Director Jason Carr.

Carr noted the general fund balance was

$6.2 million as of May 31 or $1.8 million

higher than the same time last year.

Income tax revenues year-to-date comprise

54 percent of all city revenues, the largest

part of all the city’s revenues.

Boy Scout Troop 71

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.

Visit Beascout.org or contact Tina Dillman

at christinadillman@aol.com.


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Happy Birthday America

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 Adams; and Aug. 27 - The Outlaw

Uprising. For information 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.

Groveport Resident Day at

Motts Military Museum

City of Groveport residents will receive

free admission with a complimentary event

ticket to Motts Military Museum, 5075 S.

Hamilton Road, on Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. to 5

p.m. Pick up your complimentary event

ticket at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main

St., from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from July 6 to

Aug. 4. Proof of residency required. Must

live within the 185 tax district. For information

call 614-836-3333.

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. (See article on page 2.)

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The July 30 Grand Finale concert will feature

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Photo courtesy of Madison Christian School

Hovance is governor

Jon Hovance, senior at Madison Christian School in

Groveport, was elected governor of the American Legion

Buckeye Boys State program held at Miami University June

12-19. Buckeye Boys State is an eight-day hands-on experience

in the fundamental democratic principles of local,

county, and state government that prepares attendees for

leadership roles as citizens. Hovance campaigned for governor

with a slogan of, “Take a Stance, Vote Hovance,” and participated

in debates before being elected by his fellow Boys

State delegates. He was inaugurated as Boys State governor

in a ceremony on June 15 where he was escorted into the

arena by a detail of Ohio State Highway Patrol Officers

before being sworn in by Ohio Supreme Court Justice

Sharon Kennedy. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine spoke to the

delegates prior to the ceremony and Hovance had the

opportunity to ask him questions one-on-one. Hovance won

the Buckeye Boys State Government Excellence Award and

Scholarship and was selected as first alternate for the Boys

Nation program, which sends two delegates to represent

Ohio in Washington, D.C. in July. Jon Hovance is pictured

here with Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon Kennedy.

Metro Parks wildlife advice

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. 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.

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.

Dr. Bender 5K Classic

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 July 8. 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.

Visit www.drbender5k.com for information.

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.

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.

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.

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7/3 A

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7/17

A/M

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Specializing in Pet Odors

AJ’s Concrete,

Masonry

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Block Foundations

Driveways • Sidewalks

Epoxy/Overlay Floors

Bonded-Ins. • Free Ests.

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existing concrete.

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Lt. Hauling & Room Add.,

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HOME

IMPROVEMENTS

SINCE 1973

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Decks, Kitchens, Baths

Room Additions,

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47 Yrs. Exp. - Refs. Avail.

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7/3

A/M

Free Est. - Financing Avail.

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or 614-863-9912

C&JHandyman

Services LLC

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& Electric

Install Hot Water Tanks,

Dishwashers & Disposals

Also Fencing &

Interior/Exterior Painting

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IMPROVEMENT

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Doors-Roofing-Soffit-

Fascia-Gutters-Trim

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Gutters with Siding Over

1000 Sq. Ft.

FREE Shutters with

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Member of BBB

Financing Available

Over 20 yrs exp. • Free Est.

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Owner & Operator

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7/17 A

7/17 A

HOME

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HOME

REMODELING

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Service

Over 40 yrs. exp.

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AFFORDABLE SAMSTER

REMODELING

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INFORMATION

ONLY

$50.00

For This Ad In Our

South/Canal Winchester

& Groveport

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LANDSCAPING

A-1 QUALITY

TREE & LANDSCAPE

Family Owned

Serving Central Ohio

Since 2004

Bed & Yard Maint.

Weeding, Mulching, etc.

Hedge/Shrub Trimming

*Stump Removal

614-596-9504

Insured - Free Est.

LAWN CARE

The Lawn Barber

Cut, Trim, Blow away

Hedge Trimming, Edging

614-935-1466

LET US MAINTAIN

YOUR LAWN & GARDEN

FOR YOU

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Winter or Fall

WE DO IT ALL!!!!

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Trees & Shrubs, Garden,

Mulching, Hauling,

Garden Pond &

Home Maint.

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$20 & Up

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PEST

CONTROL

Classified Services

7/3 A

TERMITE &

PEST CONTROL

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TORCO®

TERMINATES

TERMITES

Locally Owned & Operated. Any Pest. Anytime.

$

50 00 OFF Service

Free Termite Inspection

MASONRY

R&L

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* Stone * Brick

* Block

Masonry Repairs

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LAWN MOWER DR.

“House Calls Only”

Overall Checkups

Oil Change & Filter,

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Blades Sharpened

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PAINTING

7/17 A

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A lic. General Contractor

Some Skilled Services

Incl: Painting • Stucco,

Repair•Carpentry•Exterior

Drainage & Home Maint.

Call Today! 614-235-1819

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PLUMBING

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Call For A Free Phone Estimate

$100.00 For Any Small Drain

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30% OFF with AD

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7/17 A

PEST

CONTROL

PLASTERING

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YWALL &

PLASTER

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A&M

REPAIR

Textured Ceilings

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Residential/Commercial

BIA

POWER WASHING

POWERWASHING

at Reasonable Rates

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MRS. POWERWASH

Any house wash $149+tax

Single deck $69+tax

2 Tier deck $99+tax

Best Wash in Town

Over 45,000 washes

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Bates & Sons

Soft Wash & Powerwash

5 ★ Google Reviews

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REPAIR

REPAIR all makes 24 hr.

service. Clean, oil, adjust

in your home. $49.95 all

work gtd. 614-890-5296

TREE SERVICES

A-1 QUALITY

TREE & LANDSCAPE

Family Owned

Serving Central Ohio

Since 2004

614-596-9504

Insured - Free Est.

Brewer & Sons Tree Service

• Tree Removal

• Tree Trimming 7/17

A&M

• Stump Grinding

• Bucket Truck Services

Best Prices • Same Day Service

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BURNS TREE SERVICE

Trimming, Removal &

Stump Grinding.

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Ace Hardware - 726 Main St.

Little Italy Pizza - 619 Main St.

Huntington Bank/Groveport - 556 Main St.

Groveport Recreation Center - 7370 Groveport Rd.

Photo courtesy of the

Groveport Heritage

Museum

Dry

Cleaners

Charles and

Doris Walters,

owners of the

Groveport

Cleaners, are pictured

here in

front of their

store in an ad

from the 1950s.

The store was

located on Main

Street across

from Groveport

Elementary

School approximately

where the

new Rarey’s Port

building and

parking lot

entrance now

stand.

Our Pictorial Past

by Rick Palsgrove

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