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September 4-17, 2022 www.columbusmessenger.com Vol. XLIII, No. 15

Canal Winchester Indian Ryan Steinbrink (77) lifts teammate

A.J. Young in celebration after Young scored on a touchdown


Messenger photos by Rick Palsgrove

Indians shutout


The Canal Winchester Indians defeated

their rival Groveport Madison Cruisers

14-0 in a varsity football game played

Aug. 19 at Groveport Madison. Pictured

here is Canal Winchester’s A. J. Young

heading down the field after catching a

pass on his way to a touchdown. Teammate

Karson Martino (2) follows him to

the end zone. See additional photo on

page 4.

The Canal Winchester Indian cheerleaders

performing during the game.


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School building

addition proposed

By Linda Dillman

Staff Writer

Facing multiple lunch periods that stretch throughout the school

day and a desire to offer full day kindergarten at Indian Trail Elementary

finds the Canal Winchester Board of Education potentially

tapping into the general fund to pay for the improvements without

going to taxpayers.

“We’ve been talking over the last couple of months in doing an

addition to either the middle school or Indian Trail or adding to food

service,” said Treasurer Nick Roberts during the board’s Aug. 15

meeting. “We’ve talked about a bunch of options, but I think what

we’ve landed on is we have to do something at the middle school

with the cafeteria space. Lunch starts at 9:30 in the morning because

we do not have the space to house that many students.”

Roberts said the district is proposing a 2,500 square-foot addition

that would add seating for another 300 students.

If round tables were switched out for rectangular tables, even

more seats could be added in cutting down the number of lunch sessions.

According to Roberts, the cost for the addition is approximately

$1.3 million and if the board approves the project–which the treasurer

said was deemed a simple one similar in scope to the high

school media center addition–groundbreaking could take place in

spring 2023.

“It’s big enough to

fix our current problem,

but not so big to

have a ton of space

later,” said Roberts regarding

a potential

two-grade building in

the future. “For now,

the cafeteria is an immediate

need. We

need to move (on the

addition) in the next

couple of months. The

planning and development

takes several

months. Certain

things need a 10-

month lead time.”

Board President

Kevin Butler felt it

was important for students

to have a consistent

schedule and felt

a 9:30 a.m. lunch session

is early. Board

member Monika Talley

said the middle

school addition is a

priority she would like

to see expedited as

much as possible.

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CW Schools respond to growth

By Linda Dillman

Staff Writer

Addressing the school district’s response to growth is

the mission of a new Canal Winchester Local Schools


On Aug. 15, Canal Winchester Board of Education

President Kevin Butler said the district set up the Capital

Project Committee because of growth and a need to

be flexible with facilities. Board members David George

and Vangela Davis were appointed as representatives

on the new committee.

“We need classroom space and looking at our facilities

as we continue to grow as a district,” said Butler,

“so we can be proactive as far as future projects. It’s the

reason why we are choosing to move in this direction.”

When asked about the make-up of the committee,

George said over the next month he and Davis plan to

solicit input from school administrators and go from

there in building the committee.

“It will be inclusive of all of the interested parties in

the district, including parents,” said George.

Other CW Schools news

•Board member Matt Krueger lauded the district’s

administrative team for doing a “great job” in keeping

a full staff roster and not being in a desperate hiring


“Kudos for retaining good people and finding good

people to keep those numbers as close as we can to

filled, said Krueger.

•Superintendent Kiya Hunt reported several of the


building administrators spent time over the summer interviewing

people and filling positions for the 2022-23

school year. She said during staff orientation, just under

60 new employees–from bus drivers to teachers–attended

the session.

“We have some work to do to keep people in the district,”

added Treasurer Nick Roberts.

•Roberts briefed the board on a resolution to apply

to the Classroom Facilities Assistance Program (CFAP)

with the OFCC to be added to a funding list and to participate

in the Expedited Local Partnership Program

(ELPP) with the OFCC.

“This is simply getting back in line to the CFAP,”

Roberts reported of the co-funding program that covers

31 percent of any new addition or re-build, “when money

is available. “They’re telling me it’s at least four years

before we would even be considered. That’s why I

wanted to get back on the list at this point. We know a

possible two-grade-level (project) is in the future. Four

to seven years would probably be our window for that.”

Since the district cannot tap into CFAP funding until

it becomes available, in the mean time the schools can

participate in the ELPP that gives Canal Winchester

credit for approved projects that meet the programs


The credit would then be applied to CFAP when

funding windows open and the 31 percent earned back

by the district. According to Roberts, all of Canal Winchester’s

previous ELPP funding was used up on the

high school project.

Continued from page 1

Roberts also discussed a $3.9 million companion project

rolled into the same request for proposal the district

is considering. It would provide an addition at Indian

Trail for full-day kindergarten classrooms. By piggybacking

the projects, he said the district gets “a lot for

the money we want to spend.”

Superintendent Kiya Hunt emphasized funding for

the projects would come out of the district’s general fund

without going to the taxpayer. She said the administrative

team is on board with full day kindergarten at Indian

Trail and are excited about the opportunity.

While the district would cover the cost of construction

at Indian Trail, salary costs would be offset by state

funding and 31 percent of the cost of the project could

be credited back by Ohio’s ELPP program.

“This is something–knock on wood–we would have

the potential to pay for ourselves with no additional tax

dollars,” said Butler.

around Canal Winchester and Madison Township

Free children’s clothing

Hope United Methodist Church, 83 E. Columbus St.,

Canal Winchester, will hold its monthly giveaway of

clothing for children in sizes infant to five. It is open

the third Saturday of each month. They also accept donations

of the same sizes and any children’s items in

good repair. Donations can be left at our side door beside

the parking For information call 614-837-7548 or email

us at hope.in.canal@gmail.com.

9/11 remembrance

A remembrance ceremony for 9/11 will be held Sept.

11 at 1 pm. at Motts Military Museum at 5075 S Hamilton

Road in Groveport. The program ins presented by

the Madison Township Fire Department in conjunction

with Motts Military Museum. Guest speakers are Motts

Military Museum Director Warren Motts, retired Madison

Township Fire Chief Robert Bates, FDNY EMS

member Stephen Spelman, and Lt. Dominick Maggiore

from FDNY EMS.The Groveport Madison High School

choir will sing the “National Anthem,” Shane Cartmill

and Alexander Poth will perform “TAPS,” there will be

a 21 gun salute by the Groveport Police, a bell ceremony,

and bagpipes performing “Amazing Grace.” The museum

will open at 11 a.m. and admission is free that day.

Township tire drive

Madison Township will hold a tire drive - where residents

of the township, Canal Winchester, and Groveport

can recycle rimless junk tires - on Sept. 27 from 1-7

p.m. at Brobst Park, 5321 Winchester Pike, Canal Winchester.

No commercial vehicle tires will be accepted.

Maximum of 10 tires per household. Bring your driver’s

license or a utility bill for proof of residency. For information

visit madisontownship.org or call 614-836-5308.

Library School Help Centers

The Columbus Metropolitan Library’s School Help

Centers for grades K-12 open Aug. 22 with staff and volunteers

are ready to help. These after-school spaces give

your students access to technology, resources and the library’s

catalog of books and materials.

Visit columbuslibrary.org/school-help for information.

Hours vary by location. Local library School Help

Centers are:

•Southeast Branch, 3980 S. Hamilton Road, Groveport.

Monday-Thursday from 4-7 p.m. and Friday from

3-6 p.m.

Canal Winchester Branch, 115 Franklin St., Canal

Winchester. Monday-Thursday from 3:30-6:30 p.m. and

Friday from 3-6 p.m.

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Gunfire at the CW vs. Groveport Madison football game

By Rick Palsgrove

gree felony of improper discharge of a

Managing Editor

firearm and second degree felony of inducing

panic. Gilbert said additional charges

Gunshots sent fans scattering at the recent

Canal Winchester at Groveport Madison

football game.

are expected and the incident is still under


“It was the worst sound I’ve heard in my

Groveport Police Chief Casey Adams said

24 years of duty as a Groveport Police officer,”

said Groveport Police Lt. Josh Short of

on Aug. 23 that the suspect in the shooting

incident was released on bond by the

hearing the gunshots.

Franklin County Municipal Court. This information

is public record and can be viewed

According to Groveport Police Detective

Josh Gilbert, at around 9:08 p.m. on Aug.

at fcmcclerk.com.

19, Groveport Police officers working at the

In addition to the shooting, police said

game responded to shots fired in an area

several fights among youths took place in

outside of Cruiser Stadium. The game was

and around the stadium during the game.

halted with about two minutes remaining in

Short said once those fighting were removed

from the stadium they did not leave

the fourth quarter and the stadium was


the area and a large crowd formed outside

“Officers quickly detained one male adult

the stadium.

suspect, James Keys, 18, of Columbus, and

Gilbert said no Groveport Madison or

one juvenile,” said Gilbert. “Officers ensured

Canal Winchester students were identified

nobody was struck by any of the rounds

as being involved in the shooting incident or

fired and quickly located one Glock 10mm

in the fights.

handgun. The handgun located had been altered

to make it a fully automatic weapon.”

When asked if police knew why all the

fights and shooting took place and who the

According to the Groveport Police report,

alleged shooter was firing at, Gilbert said

the suspect was apprehended four minutes

the reasons are unknown at this time and

after he fired the shots by officers after a

that witnesses and those involved in the incidents

were “uncooperative.”

short foot chase.

Gilbert said six shots were fired from the

Gilbert said there were several “difficult

weapon and nobody was struck and there

variables” that police had to deal with during

the incident including that the shooting

were no injuries. He said the gunshots took

place among a large group of youths in a

took place in a dark area, there was a large

parking area near the Groveport Madison

number of youths involved, and people were

High School tennis courts and nearby Eastland-Fairfield

parking lot.


“Police officers ran toward the gunfire,”

The juvenile was released to his mother

said Gilbert. “They put their lives on the

and Keys was sent to the Franklin County

line and it takes special people to do that.”

Jail where he was charged with a second de-

School staff also ran toward the gunfire.

Reactions to the shooting

By Rick Palsgrove

Managing Editor

It was a sound no one expects to hear at

a high school football game. A sharp, popping,

cracking sound - the sound of gunfire.

The six gunshots happened toward the

end of the Canal Winchester at Groveport

Madison varsity football game at Groveport

Madison High School on Aug. 19.

(See the article detailing the incident


Reactions when the shots were fired

•When the shots were first heard, players

on the field on both teams instinctively

flinched and looked around. Some then ran

for cover while others ducked and hit the

ground seeking safety. As some Groveport

Madison football players hit the ground to

avoid the bullets, coaches and others got in

front of the players to help protect them. Police

officers and school staff ran toward the

gunfire to find and apprehend the shooter

and keep people safe.

•The Cruiser Stadium announcer told

spectators and players to get low and evacuate

the stadium. Parents and school staff

used their own bodies to shield and protect

children. Other parents looked for their

kids. People ran for cover. Luckily, no one

was struck by the gunshots.

•A Groveport Madison football player

gave his helmet to a child to wear to help

protect them.

•Cruiser football players and cheerleaders

helped people clear safely from the field.

•A kid was scared and agitated, but his

friend put his arms around him to calm him


Canal Winchester Athletic Director Pat

Durbin said prior to the game officials from

both Canal Winchester and Groveport

Madison worked to make the stadium a safe

and secure environment. He also said the

game was well played with both Canal Winchester

Indian and Groveport Madison

Cruiser players showing great sportsmanship

toward each other.

“There were no unsportsmanlike conduct

penalties, no unnecessary roughness penalties,

and players helped each other up after

plays,” said Durbin. “The players exhibited

great behavior.”

Durbin said he was proud of the Canal

Winchester football coaches, band director,

cheerleading coach, and players.

“They stayed with the kids to ensure

their protection,” said Durbin. “They got

them quickly and safely out of the stadium.

The players looked out for one another. One

See REACTIONS, page 4

Gilbert said it appears many involved in

the disturbances at the game came from

Columbus outside of Groveport. He said police

do not know why these individuals came

to the game in Groveport.

He said Groveport Police worked to deescalate

the fights by talking with those involved.

“We make the effort to mediate and separate

them,” said Gilbert. “Our officers are

good at talking people to calm them down.”

Short said social media rumors that

there was also someone with a gun inside

the high school building were false. Officers

swept the building and did not find a

shooter there and a review of security videos

confirmed there was no gunman in the


Short urged people not to accept what is

posted on social media sites as fact.

“The cesspool of social media spreads

misinformation,” said Short.

The Groveport Police received mutual aid

from the Columbus Police, Obetz Police,

Madison Township Police and Fire departments,

and the Franklin County Sheriff’s

Office in responding to the incidents at the


Groveport Madison response

In an official statement from Groveport

Madison Schools, Superintendent James

Grube said, “As we debriefed with police officials

following the incident, we learned

that several of our students and youths from

other area high schools were loitering outside

of the stadium. In addition, several outof-district

students got tickets to enter the

stadium for the game. We will immediately

implement safeguards to restrict out-of-district

youth (exempting students from the

visiting team) from obtaining tickets to our


Grube said the district makes efforts to

prevent youths from loitering outside the

stadium during athletic events and that district

officials will revisit these efforts.

Grube thanked the Groveport and Madison

Township police departments.

“We work very closely with these two

agencies and regularly review safety plans

and conduct training drills for incidents of

this nature,” said Grube. “They are incredible

partners in keeping our students and

school community safe. While we all will

agree that this is an intolerable and unacceptable

incident, we can’t let it diminish

the hard work that goes into and the many

benefits that are derived from student athletic

events and other extracurricular activities.”

Grube said the district will continue to

evaluate what occurred and will look for

“additional opportunities to improve our

practices and other systems to ensure the

safety of our students, staff, families, and

guests attending our events.”



Continued from page 3

player carried a special needs student out. Another player

put his shoulder pads on a cheerleader to help protect her.”

Durbin said the Cruiser players checked on the Indian

players and the Indian players checked on the Cruiser players,

both teams making sure everyone was okay.

“We were all one team then,” said Durbin. “There is competition

on the field, but both teams and schools were a

band of brothers and sisters. There is respect there.”

•Madison Township Fire Chief Derek Robinson said students

escaping the gunfire crossed State Route 317 to the

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fire station because “they know it is a safe space.” Firefighters

placed fire trucks at the intersection of State Route 317

and the school entrance to help protect people crossing to

the fire station. He said people fleeing Cruiser Stadium also

went down the road to seek shelter at the nearby Waffle


•Groveport Police Chief Casey Adams said the Groveport

and Canal Winchester communities are united.

“The two communities have come together to rally for

mutual support,” said Adams. “There is no animosity between

the two communities.”

•In an official statement released Aug. 23, Groveport

Mayor Lance Westcamp said, “As all of our organizations

work together to address the safety and

well-being of our residents, students and visitors to

Groveport, we will continue to strive to provide a

professional level of public service. All of our organizations

will continue to work together toward continuing

that goal. We are one community and we will

continue to operate in that manner.” (See the mayor’s

full statement online at columbusmessenger.com, look

under Groveport news.)

•At Groveport City Council’s Aug. 22 meeting,

council members reflected on the shooting incident.

Councilman Shawn Cleary said, “Let’s not forget

about all the good there is in Groveport Madison.

There’s a lot of good kids in this district and a lot of

good teachers, coaches, and staff. Friday was a bad


“We were all one team then. There is competition

on the field, but both teams and schools were a

band of brothers and sisters. There is respect


- Pat Durbin

Canal Winchester athletic director

night, but there is positive stuff in the district. A good education

is there if you want it. We have good people in our


Councilman Jack Rupp commended the efforts of the police

and fire personnel on the scene saying they did “outstanding


Councilman Scott Lockett concurred stating it was a

“strong effort by our police.”

“Thank goodness no one was hurt,” said Councilwoman

Becky Hutson.

Councilman Ed Dildine added, “Great work by everybody.

There’s always room to learn and grow.”

“Lots of prayers,” said Councilwoman Jean Ann Hilbert.

•All in all, police, firefighters, school administrators and

staff, and others worked together effectively get people to


“It was a terrible situation that brought out the best in

everyone,” said Groveport Madison Schools Superintendent

James Grube.


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Kroger - Winchester Square

The Wigwam Restaurant - 4 South High St.

Marie Scramblers - 6402 Winchester Blvd.

Shade on the Canal - 19 South High St.

Canal Winchester Library - 115 Franklin St.

CW City Hall and Community Center – 45 E. Waterloo St.

Harvest Moon - 7 N. High St.

Rex Barber Shop - 1 W. Waterloo

Sunoco Gas Station - 501 W. Waterloo St.

Panera - 685 W. Waterloo St.

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Huddle up

Messenger photo by Rick Palsgrove

The Canal Winchester Indians huddle with their coaches at a timeout at during the Indians’ 14-0 victory

over the Groveport Madison Cruisers on Aug. 19 at Groveport Madison.

Security steps after shooting

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By Rick Palsgrove

Managing Editor

Groveport Madison Schools officials will

take steps to improve security at upcoming

football games and extracurricular events

following a shooting incident outside Groveport

Madison High School’s Cruiser Stadium

on Aug. 19.

Groveport Madison Deputy Superintendent

Paul Smathers said that, prior to the

Aug. 19 football game against Canal Winchester,

officials from Groveport Madison

and Canal Winchester schools, as well as

law enforcement and security personnel,

prepared a safety and security plan, an

evacuation plan, and established safe space

hiding spots.

“The plan worked, but it can be improved,”

said Smathers.

In an official review of the Aug. 19 shooting

incident (see related articles on pages 3

and 4), Smathers said things to be addressed

include improving the electronic admission

ticketing system, more training,

eliminating excessive loitering, and marking

exit gates more clearly. He said some

positives from the incident included successful

communications, quick responses by

first responders and school staff, and the

press box announcer staying calm to help

give fans instructions.

Smathers laid out these future actions to

improve security at future football games

and events: not allowing backpacks or large

bags; increasing the number of special duty

police officers; extending the safety check

zone at the gates; eliminating loitering; allowing

no entry to the stadium starting

after the end of the second quarter of football

games; restricting student tickets to

only Groveport Madison students and students

from the visiting school (alumni and

community members can still enter); removing

troublemakers; removing vehicles from

the fire lanes; and issuing school radios to

personnel. Other potential actions would be

to add lighting to the high school’s north

parking lot, using security scanning wands

at entry gates, and checking vehicles as

they enter the school grounds.

Groveport Madison Superintendent

James Grube said other security measures

will remain confidential.

“Many of the loiterers outside the stadium

were from outside our school district

community and the person arrested was

also not from here,” said Smathers. “The

people fighting weren’t from here. We have

to make sure our games are community


Groveport Madison Board of Education

President Chris Snyder, who was at the

Aug. 19 game said, “We have good people

doing good things to work together to care

for each other and keep everyone safe. I’m

saddened and upset by what happened, but

proud of our community and how everyone

helped each other.”

Members of the Groveport Madison

Board of Education all mentioned how

proud they were of the first responders,

school staff, and community for their efforts

during the incident.

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Hope, both

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old, came

from a feral

cat colony.

Both girls are

quite shy but

should warm

up once they

get settled

into a new home. Faith would like to be

adopted with her sister, Hope, or with existing

pets for her to bond with. Hope would be a

great companion for someone who likes to

enjoy life’s quiet moments. These kittens are

available for adoption through Friends for Life

Animal Haven.

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Clara is a sweet girl

who is looking for

someone to love. Her

owner died and left her

heartbroken, but this 3-

year-old is learning to

love again.

She is a little shy but

warms up quickly. She

enjoys pets, treats, and a warm area to rest.

Meet Clara at the Colony Cats cage-free

adoption center.

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Ginger Mae is an independent cat who likes

pets of the week

her alone time, but will

let you know when she

would like you to pet her.

She is docile and gentle,

and since being moved

to the busy adoption

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Sweet Pea is a very

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she doesn’t have to

share her people’s attention.

She does have

allergies but her skin has improved since starting

her allergy medication. She is available for

adoption or foster through the Franklin County

Dog Shelter.

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pets of the week

These furry friends are available for

adoption at local rescues and shelters.

Foster a dog

The Franklin County Dog Shelter and

Adoption Center offers individuals in

Franklin County the opportunity to foster

shelter dogs while they are still available for

direct adoption. While fostering a dog, it is

possible to learn more about how that dog

will act in a home setting, increase the dog’s

network of potential adopters, and give

them time out of the shelter to decompress.

Many dogs enter the shelter as stray dogs,

so virtually nothing is known about them.

Foster homes provide the opportunity to

learn important details about dogs in the

shelter’s care.

“Fostering is an important and rewarding

experience,” said Kaye Persinger, director

of the Franklin County Dog Shelter. “We

don’t know the history of so many dogs in

our care, and foster families can help fill-in

the blanks, letting us know how these dogs

will behave around people, children, other

dogs and pets, and how they generally exist

in a home setting.”

Thee dogs also become Instagram and

Facebook stars, and the shelter can learn information

that will help find the dog their

perfect forever home.

“The shelter has been working on our foster

program for months and we are excited to welcome

interested parties to join with us in support

of the dogs in our care,” said Persinger.

Those interested in learning more about

the program, and possibly participating,

should visit the shelter website,

www.franklincountydogs.com. To speak to

someone directly about the program, email


The shelter is beginning the program by

offering long-term resident dogs (at the shelter

for over a month) initially to interested

homes. Foster candidates at the shelter include

both dogs with medical issues and

those who would benefit from time outside

the shelter environment.

CW City Council meetings

Canal Winchester City Council meetings

are held on the first and third Monday of

every month. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. The

meetings are open to the public.

Canal Winchester City Council meets in

work session at 6 p.m. prior to each city

council meeting to discuss legislative items

and other issues of the city prior to being included

on a city council agenda. Council

work session consists of all members of

council with the vice-president serving as

chair. The work sessions are divided into

two areas of focus. The first work session of

the month focuses on finance/economic development

items and the second monthly

work session focuses on service/safety items.

While each work session includes specific

areas of focus, other items may be brought

before council as needed. Council work sessions

are open to the public.



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e plot leaves the audience ‘spinning’

Although Jeff Baena is not a prolific director

or a well-known screenwriter, his

work thus far in the industry has garnered

him a reputation as someone who is capable

of piercing the hearts of an audience with

eccentric comedies that examine the meaning

of life (2004’s “I Heart Huckabees”) and

also causing the minds of an audience to go

into a state of bewilderment with eccentric

comedies that examine the meaning of life

(2014’s “Life After Beth”; 2017’s “The Little

Hours”; and 2020’s “Horse Girl”).

With a majority of his credits listed

above, one might argue that his earliest

foray was only as successful or as memorable

because it was co-written and directed

by the prolific and well-known David O.

Russell but that is something one has to

push back on, just a little bit. While the end

result of his work can be hit or miss, there

is something about it that just makes you

want to give it a try, especially if you have

built up a tolerance to strange and unusual


That inquisitiveness about his work is

what brought me to “Spin Me Round,” another

eccentric comedy that examines the

meaning of life. Released on demand this

weekend, the film doesn’t delve as deeply or

spend a lot of time pondering the question

The Reel Deal

in relation to his prior

films, but it does hit on

those existential themes

of “What are we doing

here?” and “Why am I

doing what I’m doing?”

Asking herself that

question on a near

daily basis is Amber,

the central character

played by Alison Brie.

Amber is a very

guarded person, one



not quite willing to take a leap of faith, but

years before the story in the movie begins,

she did just that by leaving her financially

secure job as a manager of a popular Italian

eatery to open her own restaurant with her

flaky boyfriend. When the film opens, she is

back at her old position at Tuscan Grove,

working tirelessly to build back her savings

after her restaurant and her relationship

went up into flames (figuratively for the former,

probably literally with the latter).

To acknowledge the “dedication of his

workers,” Tuscan Grove’s CEO Nick Martucci

(a delightfully wacky Alessandro

Nivola) invites Amber and a number of

other managers across the region to attend

an all-expense paid trip to the Tuscan Grove

Institute in Italy where they will be immersed

in “cuisine and culture” while staying

in a lush villa. At first, Amber is

hesitant to attend this lavish affair, but she

is lured by the promise of trying something

new, something different, and possibly finding

love again — romantic love and the love

for her job and life.

Immediately, she gets an inkling that

things are not as they were promised — their

guide Craig (Ben Sinclair) wants their passports

for safe-keeping and their “lush villa”

is in the back of a lush villa, overlooking the

dumpsters — but she tries to make the best

of her situation by striking up awkward

work-like friendships with fellow Tuscan

Grove branch managers Deb (Molly Shannon),

Susie (Debby Ryan), Jen (Ayden Mayeri),

Dana (Zach Woods) and Fran (Tim


The part of this movie that works the

best is within this ensemble as they all work

well off of each other; but they are soon split

apart as Nick (the Tuscan Grove CEO) casts

his eye on Amber, dreamily wooing her as

he likens her to his deceased sister.

As their ethically questionable relationship

begins to deepen, and as Nick begins to

introduce Amber to a new world of intrigue,

the film kinda loses the plot and begins to

unravel as a whole. There is a whole subplot

involving Nick’s assistant Kat (Audrey

Plaza), the disappearance of the lovelorn

chef that gave them culinary tips (a hysterical

Lauren Weedman) the “poisoning” of

her fellow managers, and the strange behavior

of the elite company Nick keeps, to

name a few.

Although each of these subplots are very

entertaining (it takes a while for all of them

to make sense) it gives “Spin Me Round” a

sense of unbalance and it makes the audience

feel as if it isn’t quite sure what it

wants to be. Is it a romance? A satirical romance?

Is it a murder-mystery? Is it an abduction

story? Is it pointed commentary

about relationships as a whole? Or perhaps

pointed commentary about work and

wealth? At times, it tries to be all those

things, but as stated before its zaniness and

its messaging work within the ensemble,

not quite as much without it.

With plenty of laughs and absurdity to go

around, there is a lot to enjoy with “Spin Me

Round” but try as hard as the cast and their

impeccable comedic timing might, they cannot

entirely save the struggling narrative

that runs throughout the movie or the plot

that feels like it is just throwing things at

the wall to see what sticks.

Grade: C

Dedra Cordle is a Messenger staff writer

and columnist.


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By Linda Dillman

Staff Writer

“We want to make sure we want to have

the equipment we need and also be fiscally

build” plan for the intersection.

“I thought it would be a good fit for the

•Additional security cameras are being

installed in the police department, public

Madison Township Police Chief Gary

responsible,” added Trustee Chairwoman area,” said Watkins.

works, and administrative buildings after

York wants to take advantage of a chance to

Michele Reynolds.

Township crews are installing a fourinch

raised crosswalk on the north side of ment with EPS. While the cost for the proj-

the trustees approved a purchase agree-

purchase two new 2023 cruisers from Byers

York asked the trustees to approve a

Ford by submitting a non-committing letter

shared vehicle agreement with other the intersection, along with ramps and ect was higher than expected, Brobst said

of intent.

Franklin County departments that are part striping. The same improvements are the township hopes to have the cameras installed

prior to the end of the year.

“Each year I look at the budget and

of OTARMA insurance. Cruisers would be planned for Dunloe Road and Dunloe Place

needs for the department,” York said during

shared on an as-needed basis for coverage next year.

“All of the material is available and not

an Aug. 18 Madison Township trustees

and protection when vehicles are out of •Madison Township Administrator on backorder,” said Brobst. “We have a camera

at the front door at the community cen-

meeting. “With supply chain issues, we’re

service. The agreement is similar to one Susan Brobst reported on a resolution to request

dropping the speed limit on Swisher ter. With our system, we’ll be able to

seeing the delay (in vehicles). It (letter) secures

our place in line. We’re not the only

shared by the fire department with neighboring


Road to 35 miles per hour. The Ohio Department

of Transportation–through the •A fall tire collection is scheduled for

monitor from cell phones.”

agency impacted by this. This could have a Other Madison Township news

snowball effect if we skip another (purchasing)

cycle. The cost has gone up as well. perintendent Dave Watkins reported on ef-

of discussion–determined the criteria re-

until dumpster capacity is reached. The col-

•Madison Township Public Works Su-

Franklin County Engineer and after years Sept. 27 at Brobst Park from 1-7 p.m., or

We’re looking at $122,234 total, including forts to slow down drivers who ignore the ducing the speed limit was met.

lection is for residents of Madison Township,

including Groveport and Canal

new equipment.”

speed limit and pose a threat to pedestrians “This is something the county engineer

York said the Grove City Police Department

ordered new vehicles in January and intersection.

seems like it’s been a long time coming. ger vehicle sized or smaller, can be accepted.

crossing at the Dunloe and Hatfield roads has been looking into,” said Brobst. “It Winchester. Up to 10 rimless tires, passen-

has yet to receive them. He said a Byers “We have quotes that unfortunately We’ll send it (the request) to the engineer’s Residents must bring a driver’s license or

Ford representative said vehicle costs have came in double what I was budgeting,” said office and they’ll take it through the rest of a utility bill to show residency eligibility.

increased $5,000 to $6,000.

Watkins. In response, he explained a “quick the process.”

Franklin County RISE program invests in families

The Franklin County commissioners announced

a new investment in families and

local child care providers called Franklin

County RISE.

The partnership with Action For Children

will invest nearly $23 million over two

years to support Franklin County families

who are struggling to pay for child care as

well as child care providers and staff. This

is the most significant investment ever in

the local early childhood learning system,

and builds on earlier funding from the city

of Columbus. The funding comes from the

American Rescue Plan and is intended to

help families who are facing the “benefits

cliff” in which they make too much to qualify

for Publicly Funded Child Care (PFCC)

but too little to actually afford child care, as

well as the early learning centers and teachers

on which they rely.

“As we reimagine what our child care

system is going to look like coming out of the

pandemic, some have tried to frame it as a

choice between increasing affordability or

improving quality,” Franklin County Commissioner

Erica Crawley said. “As a single

mom of twins, I can tell you parents don’t

see it as an either/or proposition - and neither

does Franklin County. Early care and

education is an educational, workforce, and

economic issue and must be top priority requiring

our investment now.”

Nearly one in six of the child care centers

in central Ohio that closed during the

COVID-19 pandemic has not reopened, and

half of those remaining report that they are

not able to cover their expenses. Families

rely on child care to help prepare children

for school and so that the parents can work,

but high-quality care can cost more than college

in Franklin County, and parents who

make as little as $25,000 per year don’t qualify

for assistance. Franklin County RISE

will help alleviate these struggles in three

ways: early learning scholarships, incentive

payments for child care programs, and financial

supports for child care workers.

“Providing high-quality child care and

running a business are both challenges even

in the best of times,” said Commissioner

John O’Grady. “Our new Franklin County

RISE funding for both child care centers

and their staff will help to keep them afloat,

incentivize quality, and ensure that great

teachers don’t have to abandon their passion

for jobs in other fields.”

Franklin County RISE includes $11.4

million in scholarships for families facing

the benefits cliff, and 500 students are expected

to be eligible for up to $10,000 per

year in scholarships.

The support to providers totals more

than $11.3 million in four funding areas: as

many as 750 providers are expected to receive

up to $3,000 per year for taking on

low-income families, up to $10,000 for improving

their state ratings, and up to $5,000

per year for expanding to non-traditional

hours. In addition, $500,000 of the RISE

funding is dedicated to emergency rental assistance

for child care workers. These teachers

are predominantly women and people of

color and chronically underpaid, with an average

wage for credentialed lead teachers

averaging just $12.22 per hour–about 41

percent of the median income for Franklin

County. RISE teacher supports will offer an

average of $3,000 in rental assistance payments

per household.

“What a cruel irony for parents to be told

that even though their job doesn’t pay

enough to afford child care, it makes them

ineligible for child care assistance,” said

Commissioner Kevin Boyce.

Action for Children is a child care resource

and referral agency for both families

and providers in central Ohio, offering parent

education and seminars, training and

technical assistance for teachers and

providers, as well as advocacy and workforce

development. Action for Children is already

administering some child care scholarships

and signing bonuses funded by the city of

Columbus which will be rolled into the

Franklin County RISE initiatives. Action for

Children will administer Franklin County

RISE, serving as the point of contact for families

and early learning centers, determining

program eligibility, and administering the

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By Linda Dillman

Staff Writer

“We have received this award annually

for probably the last 20 years. It signifies

a commitment to safety for our

staff. While this award is from the


- Matt Peoples

CW public service director

Canal Winchester’s wastewater system is

not only vital to the health of the community,

but it is also an award-winning operation.

Earlier this year, the Ohio Water Environment

Federation rewarded the city’s

Water Reclamation Facility’s efforts with a

Facility Image Award and a Wastewater

Treatment Safety Award.

Canal Winchester Public Service Director

Matt Peoples said the Image Award is a

competitive honor that recognizes OWEA

members who enhance the physical image

of their workplace by cleaning up their own

work facilities or promote the profession

through outreach to the public.

The result of the upgrade or outreach effort

presents a better image for the profession

as viewed by the general public.

According to Peoples, Canal Winchester

was nominated for the award by an anonymous

person and honored in mid-May of

this year.

“Steve Smith and his staff are good stewards

of the Water Reclamation Facility and

take pride in appearance and condition of

the equipment and buildings to ensure they

are in good working order and all maintenance

is addressed,” said Peoples. “This attention

provides long term cost savings by

not having to prematurely replace infrastructure,

which in turn keeps our user

rates low.”

The Wastewater Treatment Safety

Award is another annual award by the

OWEA, which establishes a list of criteria

that must be met in order to qualify and be

recognized for the award.

“Steve annually submits information

about our safety program to OWEA and, if

it checks all of the boxes, we receive the

award,” said Peoples. “We have received this

award annually for probably the last 20

years. It signifies a commitment to safety

for our staff. While this award is from the

OWEA, it is for our safety program that is

more public service focused, but represents

all of the city’s employees.”

In the past, Smith received the F.D.

Dean Stewart award from OWEA, which is

presented to an individual for their efforts

in plant operations, maintenance, and especially

for their record keeping and operations


Wagnalls Memorial Library

Wagnalls Memorial Library is located at

150 E. Columbus St., Lithopolis. For information

call (614) 837-4765 or visit


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-


CW school board meetings

The Canal Winchester Board of Education

meets on the third Monday of each

month at 7 p.m. in the Canal Winchester

Education Center, 100 Washington St. on

the second floor in room 204/206. The public

is welcome to attend.

Groveport KidsFest

KidsFest 2022 will be held Sept. 17 from

9 a.m. to noon at the Groveport Recreation

Center in Groveport Park, 7370 Groveport


This free, fun, family event includes

touch-a-truck, Cops-N-Kids, kids’ crafts, activities,

demonstrations, giveaways, food,

and more. There will be a dog variety show

at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. presented by

Team Zoom dog performers. For information

call 614-836-3333.


Columbus Chorus performs

Rise and shine for brunch with the

Columbus Chorus Sweet Adelines at Groveport

Town Hall, 648 Main St., on Nov. 19

from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Admission is free.

RSVP by Nov. 16. Call 614-836-3333.

Title theft and fraud

Franklin County Auditor Michael

Stinziano launched a Property eAlert system

that helps protect homeowners from

title theft and fraud.

The auditor’s Property eAlerts notification

system is a free service that allows

property owners to sign up to receive an

email alert whenever a change is made to

the owner name, address, or appraised

value associated with a property’s record.

The Property eAlerts system is integrated

into the office’s real estate record database

and provides registered homeowners with

immediate notification of a change in their

property’s ownership or value.

The new system addresses concerns

about the security of property deeds and the

threat that a home’s title could be stolen by

a fraudulent actor who files a counterfeit

deed and transfers the home out of their

ownership. In addition to the new eAlerts

system, all property transfers are processed

by the auditor’s office and require notarization

as a safeguard against fraud. Anyone

who suspects they are a victim of fraud can

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Eastland-Fairfield Adult Workforce Development

Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical

Schools is introducing two new programs as

part of its Adult Workforce Development.

Debuting in 2022 are the plumbing and

facilities maintenance programs, which join

a lineup of available options to adult learners

looking for new or uplifting career paths.

Since 1988, Eastland-Fairfield has offered

adult education options for individuals

looking to advance or seek new careers or

increase their financial earning potential.

Adult Workforce Development currently has

seven tuition-based programs for adult

learners to choose from. An eighth program,

state tested nurse assistant will debut later

in the fall.

Eastland Career Center, located in

Groveport, serves as the home to both new

adult programs. Plumbing features a combination

of classroom, laboratory, and

hands-on experience to prepare students for

the application of basic principles of installing

and servicing various plumbing systems.

Up to eight industry-related

certificates are available through this ninemonth

program. The plumbing program

holds classes Mondays and Wednesdays,

plus two Fridays per month. Classes will

began Aug. 29.

The facilities maintenance program prepares

students to become proficient in the

repair and maintenance of commercial and

domestic facilities. Nine different industryrelated

certificates are available to students

while they learn content ranging from forklift

safety to heating and cooling, to the basics

of plumbing, welding, and electric. The

facilities maintenance program holds

classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, plus

two Fridays per month. Classes began Aug.


Both programs are nine months in length

and will offer students the chance to earn a

paycheck while learning and performing

their craft through “Learn and Earn” opportunities

with an approved business partner.

Eastland-Fairfield Adult Workforce will

begin its medical-related programs in mid-

September. The medical assisting and dental

assisting programs both will hold their

first classes of the year on Sept. 12. Each

program will prepare students for a career

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in less than one year.

A third medical program is set to begin

in October 2022. Enrollment will soon be

open for Eastland-Fairfield Adult Workforce

Development’s state tested nurse assistant

program, which will prepare learners for the

first steps in a healthcare career pathway.

Eastland-Fairfield also offers adult programming

in welding, basic police officer

training through its Eastland Career Center

Police Academy, and its heating, ventilation,

and air conditioning programs. Financial

assistance is available for all programs

Medical assisting program at Eastland-Fairifeld.

including scholarships, loans, payment

plans, and veteran benefits.

For information visit www.EastlandFairfield.com/AWD,

call 614-836-4541, ext.

1532, or email AWDadmissions@efcts.us.

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Deadlines are Mondays by Noon

Call For Publication Schedule 614-272-5422

FREE Garden Straw for gardens or bedding. Call for appointment for pickup.

Circle S Farms, 9015 London-Groveport Road, Grove City, 43123

Grove City - 614-878-7980

FREE - Metal from old camper frame, Need a truck to pickup..

CC - Obetz - 614-632-1013

Baby Grand Piano, Mahogany wood w/bench;

Futon Frame & Mattress w/suede-like cover, full size, gently used.

N/B - Grove City - 614-875-8860

FREE - Children’s Wooden Play Set - Good Condition w/Sand Box under it, Step Ladder up

Slide to go down & a rope swing. Also separate Swing Set w/4 swings.

190 Inah Ave., Cols, 43228 near the Fire Dept.

West Columbus - 614-878-1930, ask for Linda

. Come and Get It! is a bi-weekly column that offers readers an opportunity to pass along

surplus building materials, furniture, electronic equipment, crafts, supplies, appliances,

plants or household goods to anybody who will come and get them - as long as they’re

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with your name, address and phone number. Nonprofit organizations are welcome to

submit requests for donations of items.

Send information to The Columbus Messenger, Attention: Come and Get It, 3500

Sullivant Ave., Columbus, OH43204. Deadline is Mondays at NOON for following

Sunday’s publication. Messenger Newspapers is not responsible for any complications

that may occur. Please contact us when items are gone. 272-5422

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Victrolas, Watches,

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Antiques, Furn.

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or 614-783-2629


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Spring Free R79 Medium

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Electric Wheelchair - If

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Complete System

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All Makes • All Models

46 Yrs. Exp. • Senior Discount




Sealcoating & Services LLC

Quality Materials Used


Driveway Seal & Repair!

Top Seal Cracks!

Residential & Commercial

Mulching, Edging & Clean-ups

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Home Powerwash $99-$300


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Gray Saxony

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Other Carpet AvailableA

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All Types Concrete Work

New or Tear Out-Replace

40 Yrs. Exp.

(614) 207-5430

Owner is On The Job!

AJ’s Concrete,


Good Work - Fair Prices

Block Foundations

Driveways • Sidewalks

Epoxy/Overlay Floors

Bonded-Ins. • Free Ests.



Driveways & Extensions

Patio & Walkways,

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Garage/Basement Floors

Hot Tub/Shed Pads,

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Sealing of new &

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Quality Concrete Work

Lt. Hauling & Room Add.,

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Stamp Patios,

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Install Hot Water Tanks,

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All Interior Remodels

Also Fencing &

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Free Est. ~ 18 Yrs. Exp.

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Over 40 yrs. exp.

Hot Water Tanks

Door Locks

Kitchen Remodels

Roofing * Siding

Bathrooms and more!





Handyman Remodeling

Over 35 yrs exp.

Larry 614-376-7006




Family Owned

Serving Central Ohio

Since 2004

Bed & Yard Maint.

Weeding, Mulching, etc.

Hedge/Shrub Trimming

*Stump Removal


Insured - Free Est.


The Lawn Barber

Cut, Trim, Blow away

Hedge Trimming, Edging





Summer, Spring,

Winter or Fall


Lawn Cuts, Edging,

Trees & Shrubs, Garden,

Mulching, Hauling,

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Free Ests. Low Rates

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Kevin - 614-905-3117


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A lic. General Contractor

Some Skilled Services

Incl: Painting • Stucco,


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Call Today! 614-235-1819

Painter Over 30 Yrs. Exp.

Free Est. Reas. Rates

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Earn FREE Seamless

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FREE Shutters with

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Over 20 yrs exp. • Free Est.


Owner & Operator

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All Types Handyman Services:

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Interior Painting

Drywall Repairs

All Types of Flooring

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Exp. Expert Plumbing

New Const. & Fast Repairs

Lic. - Permit Available

Water • Sewer • Gas


All About Drains & Plumb.

Will snake any small drain

$145. 614-778-2584



“Plumbing & Drain Professional

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K&L Spa Cleaning

Hot Tub Cleaning and

Weekly Maintenance

Keith 614-316-9809



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Bates & Sons

Soft Wash & Powerwash

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Any house wash $149+tax

Single deck $69+tax

2 Tier deck $99+tax

Best Wash in Town

Over 45,000 washes

Ashley 614-771-3892



REPAIR all makes 24 hr.

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Family Owned

Serving Central Ohio

Since 2004


Insured - Free Est.

Warren Brewer Tree Service

• Tree Removal

• Tree Trimming 9/11


• Stump Grinding

• Bucket Truck Services

Best Prices • Same Day Service



Trimming, Removal &

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Concert at Zion Lutheran

The Reynoldsburg Community Band will perform an outdoor

concert on the back lawn of Groveport Zion Lutheran Church, 6014

Groveport Road, on Sept. 11 at 6:30 p.m. The performance will include

patriotic music and a tribute to 9/11. There will be a drawing

for a $50 Kroger gift card that folks can sign up to win. Miller’s Ice

Cream Truck will serve ice cream.

CW Library Branch

The Canal Winchester Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library,

115 Franklin St., is located in the rear portion of the former

school at 100 Washington St. For information visit www.columbuslibrary.org

or call 614-645-2275.

Barber Museum

The National Barber Museum in Canal Winchester is located at

135 Franklin St. (behind the former CW High School building). The

museum, housed in approximately 5,000 square feet, showcases art,

artifacts, and memorabilia from decades of the barbering profession.

For information call(614) 837-8400.

Special Olympics

The mission of Special Olympics Ohio and its Groveport and

Canal Winchester Special Olympics chapter is to provide year round

sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic type sports

for intellectually disabled individuals. For information 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.

CW Farmers’ Market

The 2022 Canal Winchester Farmers’ Market runs through

Sept. 25. Visit www.thecwfm.com for information.

Canal View Pharmacy

Our Pictorial Past by Rick Palsgrove


Photo courtesy of the Groveport Heritage Museum

Pictured here is the Canal View Pharmacy as it looked in the mid-1960s. The pharmacy was once located

on the corner of East Waterloo and South High streets in downtown Canal Winchester.


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