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<strong>Messenger</strong><br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

<strong>October</strong> 2 - 15, <strong>2022</strong> www.columbusmessenger.com Vol. XLI, No. 26<br />

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Falling for fall<br />

<strong>Messenger</strong> photos by Dedra Cordle<br />

While some people may not be ready to fully embrace the start<br />

of autumn, there were plenty of fall-aesthetic lovers on hand as<br />

the <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Community Club hosted the first of its three<br />

Harvest Markets on Sept. 24. Located within the city’s Town<br />

Center, hundreds of residents were able to browse more than<br />

25 vendor booths that were filled with handmade crafts, seasonal<br />

baked goods, and pumpkins and gourds. Among the<br />

crowd who came out in the morning was Kevin Kestner, (top<br />

right) who was all smiles as he found the perfect flint corn while<br />

shopping at the Hilliard-based Elfrink Farms table. Although the<br />

colorful corn can be consumed, Kestner said he plans to use it<br />

to complete the look for the cornucopia he created in front of<br />

his home to welcome in the new season. An additional Harvest<br />

Market will be held at the same location on Oct. 8 from 8 a.m. to<br />

12 p.m.<br />

Council votes<br />

against pay raises<br />

By Andrea Cordle<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Editor<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Council members will not<br />

receive an increase in salary.<br />

At the Sept. 19 meeting, the majority of<br />

council voted against a measure that<br />

would have raised the salary for future<br />

council members.<br />

Council members currently receive a<br />

salary of $11,000 per year, with the council<br />

president earning $11,500 annually. The<br />

legislation would have raised that amount<br />

See COUNCIL page 3<br />

After spending hours entertaining the crowd as a member of<br />

the <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Church of the Nazarene’s line dancing crew, Judi<br />

Hill (bottom right) treats herself to a spooky cat yard adornment<br />

at Eddie Kistler’s woodcraft booth. For more photos, visit<br />

columbusmessenger.com.<br />

<strong>Messenger</strong> Newspapers<br />

Proudly Supports<br />

Breast Cancer Awareness<br />

See Page 9<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Community Club member Cindy Casparro prepares<br />

a bowl full of piping hot vegetable soup for an awaiting customer.<br />

Their famous chicken and noodle soup will be sold at the<br />

Oct. 8 Harvest Market. All of the proceeds will go directly back<br />

into the community, paying for student scholarships, the White<br />

Christmas event, and Honor Flights for local veterans.


PAGE 2 - GROVE CITY MESSENGER - <strong>October</strong> 2, <strong>2022</strong><br />

community events<br />

Food Truck Festival and Shop Hop<br />

The Heart of <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> is hosting the Food Truck Festival and<br />

Shop Hop from 4 to 9 p.m. Oct. 14 in the Town Center. Visit the<br />

Heart of <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> website for additional information.<br />

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Although the 43rd annual Arts in the Alley Music and Arts<br />

Festival may have kicked off on Sept. 16, the community<br />

parade held the following day announced its official opening in<br />

grand style. For more than an hour, over 50 civic associations,<br />

community groups, marching bands, and floats paraded<br />

through the heart of downtown <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>, filling the air with<br />

music and laughter, and bringing delight and tons of candy to<br />

the children and adults who lined the streets. Shown here<br />

members of the <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> High School marching band showcase<br />

their skills at the event.<br />

Members of the <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Library encourage people to get “All<br />

Aboard for Reading.”<br />

Supporters of Pride in <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>, a nonprofit<br />

organization that promotes and<br />

supports inclusiveness in the community,<br />

march in the parade.<br />

The Central Crossing High School Color Guard entertains the crowd.


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Diversity Task Force<br />

to host listening session<br />

The <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Community Diversity<br />

Advisory Task Force will host a listening<br />

session from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct.<br />

10 in <strong>City</strong> Hall, Council Chambers, 4035<br />

Broadway.<br />

Guided by the vision statement<br />

“Creating a community that thrives by<br />

enhancing a welcoming and inclusive environment<br />

and celebrates the fact that we<br />

are not all the same,” the members of the<br />

task force are seeking public input.<br />

Each attendee wishing to address the<br />

task force must sign and fully complete a<br />

speaker’s sheet to be recognized. Each<br />

speaker will be allotted a maximum of two<br />

minutes to answer the question, “What do<br />

you see as opportunities for diversity, equity<br />

and inclusion in <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> to make our<br />

community the best it can be?”<br />

Community input will also be solicited<br />

through an online single-question survey.<br />

Visit bit.ly/GCDTFsurvey to complete the<br />

survey.<br />

Blood drives in <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

The American Red Cross will host a<br />

blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 7 in<br />

COUNCIL<br />

Continued from page 1<br />

to $16,000 for council members and<br />

$16,500 for the council president.<br />

The increases would not have taken<br />

place until 2024.<br />

“This council is not allowed to give<br />

themselves a raise,” said Stephen Smith,<br />

law director for the city of <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>. “You<br />

cannot give a pay raise in the middle of a<br />

term. This would not take effect until the<br />

next council seat opens.”<br />

Former councilman Aaron Schlabach<br />

spoke against the measure, saying pay<br />

raises should be determined by those who<br />

hire elected officials.<br />

“It is incumbent on council, for good<br />

faith, to vote this down and have it put on<br />

the ballot,” he said.<br />

Schlabach said even though the salary<br />

increase would not go into effect until the<br />

next term, those currently serving are likely<br />

to be re-elected.<br />

Councilwoman Christine Houk voted<br />

against the increase in salary, along with<br />

Mark Sigrist and Randy Holt. Houk said<br />

she believes council members are already<br />

competitively compensated.<br />

According to Houk, <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> council<br />

members are paid a higher rate than those<br />

in Gahanna, <strong>Grove</strong>port, Pickerington,<br />

Reynoldsburg, Upper Arlington, and<br />

Westerville. The salary is comparable to<br />

council members in Dublin and New<br />

Albany, but less than those in Columbus<br />

and Hilliard.<br />

Council president Ted Berry and councilman<br />

Roby Schottke voted in favor of the<br />

pay increase.<br />

Schottke said they were following procedures<br />

of the city charter, which was<br />

community events<br />

The <strong>City</strong> Beat<br />

the Kingston Center, 3226 Kingston Ave.<br />

in <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>. It will also host a blood drive<br />

from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 8 at the <strong>Grove</strong><br />

<strong>City</strong> Church of the Nazarene, 4750 Hoover<br />

Road. To schedule an appointment, call 1-<br />

800-448-3543 or visit<br />

www.redcrossblood.org.<br />

S.A.L.T. at Evans Center<br />

The <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Division of Police host<br />

Seniors and Law Enforcement Together<br />

(S.A.L.T.) meetings at 1 p.m. the second<br />

Tuesday of each month at the Evans<br />

Center, 4330 Dudley Ave. Adults of all ages<br />

are welcome to attend. If you would like<br />

additional information on other crime prevention<br />

programs visit police.grovecityohio.gov<br />

or call 614-277-1765.<br />

Century Village open house<br />

The Southwest Franklin County<br />

Historical Society welcomes groups and<br />

individuals to Century Village, 4185<br />

Orders Road. Tour the historic log house<br />

and school from 2 to 4 p.m. the fourth<br />

Saturday of each month, May through<br />

September. For more information or to<br />

schedule a visit to Century Village, contact<br />

Steve Jackson at 614-871-0081.<br />

approved by voters.<br />

“We’re doing this for future council<br />

members,” he said.<br />

In November of 2017, <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> voters<br />

amended the number of council members<br />

to seven, which will begin in January 2024.<br />

In other news, council approved an ordinance<br />

to expand the tuition reimbursement<br />

program for employees.<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> has offered tuition reimbursement<br />

to its full-time employees, but<br />

city leaders want to include part-time<br />

employees as well.<br />

“We have to pay more attention to our<br />

part-time people,” said <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Mayor<br />

Richard “Ike” Stage.<br />

Under this program, all full-time and<br />

part-time employees are eligible for a maximum<br />

of $5,000 in reimbursement per calendar<br />

year for tuition and books. Only<br />

coursework provided by a recognized institution<br />

(university, college, community college,<br />

post-secondary technical school) are<br />

eligible for reimbursement under the program.<br />

According to Chuck Boso, city administrator,<br />

there are between 100 and 120 parttime<br />

employees in the city.<br />

“They do various tasks for us and provide<br />

a service at a reasonable cost,” he said.<br />

The ordinance was unanimously<br />

approved by council.<br />

“I love this investment in our workforce,”<br />

said Houk.<br />

Berry called it a “step in the right direction,”<br />

but said he would like to see the city<br />

provide healthcare for the part-time<br />

employees as well.<br />

On September 20, <strong>2022</strong>, <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

Police were dispatched to a business in<br />

the 2100 block of Stringtown Rd. Upon<br />

arrival, the officer was told that the<br />

business was short close to $13,000 on<br />

several deposits. Upon investigation<br />

the business was able to identify an employee<br />

taking the money.<br />

In other police news:<br />

On September 8, <strong>2022</strong>, <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

Police were dispatched to the 3700 block<br />

of Broadway on a report of a person with<br />

a gun wanting to harm themselves. Officers<br />

located the individual and were<br />

able to talk that person into putting the<br />

weapon down. The individual was<br />

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On September 20, <strong>2022</strong>, <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

Police were dispatched to the 3700 block<br />

of Bantry Way on a report of a theft in<br />

progress. The caller advised the police<br />

that the victim was chasing the three<br />

suspects. Officers arrived on scene, but<br />

the victim had lost sight of where the<br />

suspects went. A check of the area did<br />

not locate the suspects but did recover<br />

an unreported stolen vehicle. The original<br />

victim stated he had a firearm<br />

stolen from his unlocked vehicle.<br />

On September 20, <strong>2022</strong>, <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

Police were dispatched to the Sterling<br />

Park Circle area on a report 4-5 suspects<br />

breaking into several cars. One<br />

suspect was armed and acting like a<br />

lookout. One victim confronted the suspects<br />

who then fled the area prior to police<br />

arrival. Several cars were damaged<br />

as well as items stolen.<br />

On September 14, <strong>2022</strong>, <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

Police were contacted by a resident in<br />

the 3400 block of Stephen St. about<br />

identity theft. The victim told police<br />

that he had been working with eBay on<br />

an incorrect order when the victim discovered<br />

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Community celebrates 43 years of Arts in the Alley<br />

<strong>Messenger</strong> photos by Dedra Cordle<br />

The <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Area Chamber of Commerce presented the 43rd<br />

annual Arts in the Alley Music and Arts Festival from Sept. 16 –<br />

Sept. 18. Thousands of people from across the region attended<br />

the event that was held at Town Center Park. In addition to hosting<br />

live music from local musicians and area school show<br />

choirs, the festival also featured a children’s play station to<br />

nourish their creative spirit (a.k.a. to keep them entertained and<br />

busy) and had more than 30 artisan booths set up for the adults<br />

to peruse and purchase handcrafted wares from artists near<br />

and far.<br />

Mary Williams is a cake decorated by trade, but in her free time she creates working clocks made out of<br />

spools and pallets. Several of her creations, which often take several weeks to finish, were sold at the event.<br />

Stephanie Bennink, of Senses Taker’s Boutique, has a bit of fun<br />

with her mantis hat as she talks to customers at her booth. She<br />

said the mantis headgear was the only surviving part of a<br />

Halloween costume. “It sadly disintegrated, but I was able to<br />

preserve this cool headgear,” she quipped.<br />

D. Lyons, of G-code Print 614, showcases some of the 3-D creations<br />

he is working on. The golden toilet in his hand is actually<br />

a holder for cigarette butts and ashes.<br />

Budding chalk artist David Kamper works on his geometric shapes at the Kids’ Fun Street. The 8-year-old<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> resident, who was covered with chalk after creating this piece of street art, said he had a great<br />

time working on his skills.<br />

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<strong>October</strong> 2, <strong>2022</strong> - GROVE CITY MESSENGER - PAGE 5<br />

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constituents in the village from becoming a<br />

victim of a crime.<br />

“I joined the council because I wanted to<br />

be proactive (on health and safety matters)<br />

and not reactive (on the issues),” he said.<br />

He said that he felt as if he had failed in<br />

that regard.<br />

“I didn’t stay on top of some of the safety<br />

issues I wanted to,” he said.<br />

Determined that he would not allow<br />

important safety matters to be put on the<br />

back burner again, Wallace addressed his<br />

fellow council members at their regular<br />

meeting in September with a request that<br />

they all do more to keep criminal activity<br />

from spreading throughout the community.<br />

“We need to be more hands on,” he said.<br />

“With the village getting a little bigger, a<br />

little larger and expanding, I think it is<br />

essential that we work on safety issues a<br />

little more.”<br />

The council agreed.<br />

One of the primary measures the village<br />

officials want to take is to have the county<br />

sheriff’s office become more active in their<br />

patrolling efforts, particularly after dusk.<br />

“We don’t really need them as much in<br />

the daytime because there are thousands of<br />

eyes out here,” said Wallace. “We need<br />

them out in the evening when there is a<br />

very limited number of eyes out here.”<br />

The council said they would reach out to<br />

the department to make that request as<br />

soon as possible.<br />

Council members also said they would<br />

like to see more efficient street lighting<br />

within the village, particularly near the<br />

highway. Councilwoman Shawn Moore<br />

said she would like to see if the light fixtures<br />

can be lowered on the pole so they<br />

cast a wider reflection across the street.<br />

“The lighting we do have is too high for<br />

it to really have an effect on the lighting on<br />

the streets,” she said.<br />

Council said they would work with the<br />

street maintenance crew to see what could<br />

be done in that regard.<br />

Members of the health and safety committee<br />

said they would also bring up the<br />

topic at their upcoming meeting and discuss<br />

additional measures that could be<br />

taken to keep the community safer.<br />

The increase in vehicular thefts and<br />

break-ins is not limited to the village of<br />

Urbancrest — just about every town, city,<br />

county and state is experiencing a rise in<br />

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Village leaders want to keep Urbancrest residents safe<br />

$100 Preventative Maintenance (tune up)<br />

The city of <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>’s Division of<br />

Police in cooperation with Jackson<br />

Township established two Internet<br />

Purchase Exchange Zones in response to<br />

safety concerns during person-to-person<br />

exchanges of sales arranged online. The<br />

zones are located at <strong>City</strong> Hall, 4035<br />

Broadway, and the Jackson Township<br />

Administration Building, 3756 Hoover<br />

Road.<br />

vehicular crime. There are some steps<br />

motorists can take, however, to make their<br />

property less attractive to would-be criminals.<br />

According to Lt. Jason Stern, with the<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Division of Police, the simplest<br />

step a person can take to reduce vehicular<br />

crime is to remove items from your car,<br />

even if you do not believe they have monetary<br />

value.<br />

“I always say it doesn’t matter whether<br />

you think something is of value,” he said.<br />

“You could have a gym bag in your car and<br />

know that all that is in there is some clothing.<br />

But to the person who is looking in<br />

your car, that bag could have something<br />

valuable in it like a laptop or jewelry. And<br />

if something appears to be valuable,<br />

chances are they are going to try to get in<br />

there and take it.”<br />

He said another simple step that can be<br />

applied to safeguard their property is to<br />

make sure their doors are locked.<br />

“A majority of the vehicular thefts that<br />

we have responded to were from vehicles<br />

whose doors were unlocked,” said Stern.<br />

He added that people should get in the<br />

habit of making sure they are locked<br />

because someone is already in the habit of<br />

checking to see whether they can get it into<br />

a car quickly just by moving the handle.<br />

If homeowners do not park their vehicles<br />

in the garage at night, or if there is no<br />

garage to park a vehicle in, Stern suggests<br />

they be kept in a well-lit location. He said<br />

well-lit locations can be a good deterrent<br />

for criminals, as are motion detector lights<br />

and security cameras.<br />

If using a security camera, Stern suggested<br />

that they be placed near eye-level so<br />

that faces or any other identifying features<br />

can be seen. He said the eye-level placement<br />

is especially valuable for locations<br />

near the front door of a house as it could<br />

also deter those who are looking to steal<br />

packages.<br />

Stern said the division often holds safety<br />

and self-defense classes for the community.<br />

Although the division does not currently<br />

have an official date set for an<br />

upcoming event, they do intend to host a<br />

class before the end of the year. Stern<br />

encouraged the community to follow their<br />

social media pages as it will be posted there<br />

when the announcement is made.<br />

Internet purchase exchange zones<br />

Exchange zones are identified by signage<br />

next to designated parking spaces at<br />

each location with video surveillance 24<br />

hours a day, seven days a week. Residents<br />

can conduct transactions knowing their<br />

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site users should dial 911 for assistance.<br />

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South-Western projections right on target<br />

By Dedra Cordle<br />

Staff Writer<br />

South-Western <strong>City</strong> School officials<br />

make a number of projections related to<br />

student enrollment before the start of a<br />

new school year. Not only do they estimate<br />

what they believe the overall population of<br />

the district will be, but they also have to<br />

determine how many students they believe<br />

will attend each level.<br />

Should the district be inaccurate with<br />

their projections, particularly if the actual<br />

numbers fall well below their assumptions,<br />

it could mean a loss in state and federal<br />

funding as well as the relocation of dozens<br />

of students to fill spacing gaps.<br />

“That is why it is so incredibly important<br />

that we get these figures right,” said<br />

Deputy Superintendent Dr. Jamie Lusher.<br />

When the actual enrollment numbers<br />

came in at the start of the <strong>2022</strong>-23 school<br />

year, district officials gave a sigh of relief at<br />

how accurate their projections were.<br />

“We have a 99 percent accuracy rate,”<br />

Lusher told the board of education at its<br />

meeting in early September.<br />

According to the numbers presented, the<br />

district’s overall enrollment numbers surpassed<br />

the initial projections.<br />

There are currently 20,925 students<br />

enrolled in the district: officials had projected<br />

there would be 20,887.<br />

Where the district saw an increase in<br />

the student population was at the middle<br />

and high school level. The middle level saw<br />

an overall increase of seven students,<br />

whereas the high school level saw an<br />

increase of 111 students. There are currently<br />

3,363 students enrolled at the district’s<br />

five middle schools, and 6,712 students<br />

enrolled at the district’s four high<br />

schools.<br />

Where the district saw a decrease in the<br />

student population was at the elementary<br />

and intermediate level. The elementary<br />

level saw a decrease of 60 students, whereas<br />

the intermediate level saw a decrease of<br />

15 students. There are currently 7,602 students<br />

enrolled at the district’s 16 elementary<br />

schools, and 3,183 students enrolled at<br />

the five intermediate schools.<br />

Lusher said there were some notable<br />

exceptions to those numbers.<br />

Buckeye Woods Elementary and<br />

Jackson Middle School each saw an<br />

increase in their student population of 61<br />

students and 39 students, respectively.<br />

Prairie Lincoln Elementary and Galloway<br />

Ridge Intermediate each saw a decrease in<br />

their student population of 50 students and<br />

39 students, respectively.<br />

Lusher said that although their overall<br />

numbers are stable, the district will be<br />

monitoring the number of students exiting<br />

the schools on the westside. She added that<br />

those numbers could likely be attributed to<br />

the development growth within the <strong>Grove</strong><br />

<strong>City</strong> area.<br />

“That is something that we will be monitoring<br />

but at this time those numbers are<br />

pretty stable and that is a good thing,” she<br />

said.<br />

Because of the growth of the overall student<br />

body population, the district has<br />

expanded its student support services by<br />

adding three counselors, seven social workers,<br />

and nine student support liaisons at<br />

the K-8 level.<br />

In other district news, the board<br />

approved a modification to the <strong>2022</strong>-23<br />

master calendar that will change a planned<br />

in-session, out-of-session day. On Oct. 21,<br />

school will now be out-of-session to allow<br />

for a professional development day whereas<br />

Oct. 14 will now be in-session. Oct. 21<br />

has been designated as OSAPSE (the Ohio<br />

Association of Public School Employees)<br />

Day.<br />

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the neighborhood when the state<br />

department of transportation announced<br />

that a heavily traveled bridge nearby<br />

would be closed for resurfacing repairs.<br />

It was not the inconvenience of having<br />

to find an alternative route around the city<br />

that had them upset, they explained.<br />

Instead, what had them so concerned was<br />

the fact that they knew what would be<br />

coming down their narrow and sharp residential<br />

road.<br />

“We knew we would get a bit more traffic,”<br />

said Noreen Hartmann, “but we didn’t<br />

think it would be to this extent.”<br />

Under normal circumstances,<br />

Hartmann and her husband, Bill, say they<br />

are not too bothered by additional traffic on<br />

their street.<br />

“I’m fine with the cars,” said Hartmann.<br />

“Just as long as they’re going the speed<br />

limit — or below,” Bill added.<br />

Having lived in the area for more than<br />

two decades, they said they have grown<br />

accustomed to the higher volume of traffic,<br />

especially since there has been so much<br />

development near their stretch of Jackson<br />

Township.<br />

But what they cannot tolerate is semitrailer<br />

trucks traveling down their street —<br />

a sight they say was becoming more frequent<br />

over the months but has now become<br />

commonplace with the bridge closure.<br />

“These tractor trailer trucks are coming<br />

down the street four or five at a time,” she<br />

said. “They are not allowed here, they<br />

should not be here, but they keep coming<br />

down here.”<br />

She said there are a number of posted<br />

signs that state that no trucks are permitted<br />

down these residential roads. However,<br />

they are disregarding the signs and using<br />

their street as a cut-through to access<br />

State Routes 104 and 665.<br />

Hartmann said semi-trucks in residential<br />

settings are disruptive and downright<br />

dangerous. She added that she has reached<br />

out to multiple government entities to fix<br />

the problem to no avail.<br />

“Something is going to happen (with all<br />

of the trucks using Hibbs Road),” she said,<br />

“and I am so frustrated because no one that<br />

I’ve talked to wants to say that they’re<br />

responsible for the safety on our road.”<br />

On Sept. 13, the Hartmann’s and several<br />

of their neighbors attended the Jackson<br />

Township board of trustees meeting to<br />

urge them to do something to fix the problem.<br />

The trustees said they were unaware<br />

that semi-trucks were traveling through<br />

Hibbs Road and agreed that measures<br />

needed to be taken to ensure that these<br />

incidents stop taking place.<br />

“We are glad that this was brought to<br />

our attention,” said trustee Ron McClure.<br />

“I believe there are some things we can do<br />

(to improve the situation) but there are<br />

some things that are out of our control.”<br />

The trustees said the first step they can<br />

take to address the issue is to ask the<br />

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office to step up<br />

their patrols during peak hours. They<br />

added that although enforcement is up to<br />

the responding deputy, they will urge them<br />

to cite the violators who are caught.<br />

Another step the trustees said they<br />

could take is relocate the “no truck” permitted<br />

signs so they are more visible on the<br />

state routes. According to the residents,<br />

they are closer to the residential area and<br />

the truck drivers may be seeing them too<br />

late.<br />

The board admitted that these measures<br />

may not solve the problem immediately,<br />

but said they are good first steps<br />

toward getting the trucks off of the residential<br />

roads.<br />

“We will chip away at this dangerous<br />

situation,” said trustee Jim Rauck.<br />

While at the meeting, the residents of<br />

Hibbs Road also brought forth another<br />

safety issue that is taking place on their<br />

street involving speeding motorists.<br />

According to Larry Petitti, motorists zip<br />

through their streets, paying little to no<br />

attention to the parked cars, the people<br />

outside, or the three 90-degree turns that<br />

are featured on the roadway.<br />

“They’re coming down so fast they’re<br />

almost hitting people,” he said.<br />

He said he would like to see speed<br />

bumps installed on the road or have the<br />

speed limit lowered to 25 or 30 miles per<br />

hour. It is currently set at 40 miles per<br />

hour.<br />

According to Administrator Shane<br />

Farnsworth, the township has requested<br />

that the county engineer’s office conduct a<br />

study to determine whether the speed limit<br />

should be lowered.<br />

Unfortunately, he said, the process can<br />

be lengthy.<br />

“There is no quick fix to that issue, I’m<br />

afraid,” he said. “We have to go through a<br />

process and see what their determination<br />

is.”<br />

He said the only thing they really can do<br />

in the meantime is request that the sheriff’s<br />

office step up their patrols and enforcement.<br />

“We will have them look at both of these<br />

issues and hopefully that can lessen some<br />

of the problems they are having on Hibbs<br />

Road.”


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The Pleasant Township Fire<br />

Department was awarded an assistance to<br />

firefighters grant.<br />

The grant was announced at the recent<br />

township board meeting and the fire<br />

department received $176.882.<br />

The funds will be used for personal protective<br />

equipment, exercise equipment,<br />

and firefighter training. The township<br />

does have to contribute 5 percent, which<br />

would bring the township’s portion to<br />

$4,844.<br />

“The grant will certainly save the township<br />

and the residents a good amount of<br />

money,” said Fire Chief David Whiting.<br />

In other township news, recently<br />

appointed executive director of Solid<br />

Waste Authority of Central Ohio<br />

(SWACO), Joe Lombardi, attended the<br />

meeting to introduce himself to the community.<br />

Lombardi has held the position of executive<br />

director for three months.<br />

“I’m still getting my feet wet,” Lombardi<br />

said. “We want to be a resource for your<br />

community. I want to continue our great<br />

relationship with Pleasant Township.”<br />

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By Hannah Poling<br />

Staff Writer<br />

The Pleasant Township Fire Chief was<br />

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JB Bott with the Ohio Employer<br />

Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)<br />

attended a recent Pleasant Township<br />

board meeting to present the Seven Seals<br />

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and understanding of the National Guard<br />

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environment through outreach, recognition,<br />

and educational opportunities.<br />

“Chief Whiting has shown such a great<br />

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It is the 50th anniversary for ESGR and<br />

they wanted to bestow the honor on someone<br />

with knowledge and exceptional work<br />

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“You are truly a patriot,” said Bott. “It’s<br />

is an honor to pay tribute to Chief<br />

Whiting.”<br />

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just a bit: Her character much prefers other household items.<br />

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as it prefers to take a deeper look into the consequences of one’s<br />

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When the film begins, Lou (played by Janney) is somewhat<br />

enjoying her solitary existence on an island in the Pacific<br />

Northwest with her loyal companion Jax, a very good boy who only<br />

gets scolded when he licks the blood of the deer she kills for him.<br />

Even though her devoted pup loves her to pieces, the first few minutes<br />

establish that the humans do not feel the same way, giving<br />

her a wide berth as she makes her way through town. This is not<br />

to say that she immediately gives off dangerous vibes, but more<br />

like “Watch out, here comes that old grump that is likely to push<br />

you down if you make too much noise — or small talk.” Essentially,<br />

her inability to be personable makes the townsfolk uneasy, so they<br />

keep it at a respectful distance.<br />

As a way to make a little bit of extra money, Lou rents a trailer<br />

to Hannah Dawson (Jurnee Smollett) who is raising her young<br />

daughter Vee (Ridley Asha Bateman) sans partner. Lou appears<br />

to care very little for the duo, but she does offer a bit of sound,<br />

worldly advice to Hannah after almost hitting her child with a car<br />

— “The world’s not a playground. Teach your kid how to take care<br />

of herself.”<br />

During the interactions with Lou and a potential paramour, it<br />

is made clear that she is recovering (hiding?) from a dark past.<br />

Naturally, that dark and hidden past springs back into the forefront<br />

when her violent ex Philip (Logan Marshall-Green) kidnaps<br />

their daughter during the most vicious storm the area has seen in<br />

decades.<br />

Since the film is set in the 1980s, Hannah rushes to Lou’s place<br />

to use the phone and discovers that not only is her line down too,<br />

but she just interrupted a suicide attempt. Feeling as if there is<br />

way too much going on, Hannah manages to rattle out what happened<br />

and gives an abridged version of the criminality of her exhusband<br />

despite knowing that Lou likely has other things on her<br />

mind. And although she does — and although she states that she<br />

doesn’t care too much about the kidnapping that took place — Lou<br />

decides she wants to do everything within her power to get Vee<br />

back safely to her mother.<br />

As someone who presents themselves as the societal version of<br />

an elderly woman — Lou’s hair is a deep gray and her hands are<br />

slightly gnarled with arthritis — Hannah is skeptical of her ability<br />

to help. But Lou proves to be quite adept at tracking, even in the<br />

pouring rain, and skillfully using her appearance to get the drop<br />

on men working with Philip. Quickly, Hannah comes to the startling<br />

realization that there is much more to Lou than meets the<br />

eye, and how they are such similar people despite living such dissimilar<br />

lives.<br />

As I stated before, “Lou” is not a revenge thriller in the traditional<br />

sense, instead focusing more on two women with secret<br />

pasts bonding in a highly intense setting. Although<br />

there are a few fight scenes that are exciting and very<br />

well done (it has a particularly epic battle that takes<br />

place toward the end), it largely builds on the growing<br />

relationship between these women who are filled with<br />

secrets and a determination to try to make things right<br />

in the world.<br />

While there were some issues with the plot — it has<br />

a twist that I wasn’t particularly fond of — and while<br />

some of the script could have been sent to the revision<br />

workshop for another round of edits, overall “Lou” is a<br />

compelling character thriller that is made extremely<br />

watchable thanks in part to the chemistry of the two<br />

most talented actresses working today. They propel<br />

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St. John’s Lutheran Church<br />

3220 Columbus St.<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>, OH 43123<br />

Many items available!<br />

Shop ‘til you drop<br />

and have lunch, too!<br />

Sat., Oct. 15, 9-2<br />

in the FLC<br />

Proceeds benefit St. John’s<br />

Short-term Missions<br />

Crafters/Vemdors needed<br />

FHHS Fall/Winter Craft<br />

Show, Franklin Heights HS,<br />

Sat. Dec. 3rd. Register<br />

today! email for application<br />

fhhsbazaar@gmail.com


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Octobet 2, <strong>2022</strong> - GROVE CITY MESSENGER - PAGE 15<br />

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FREE Garden Straw for gardens or bedding. Call for appointment for pickup.<br />

Circle S Farms, 9015 London-<strong>Grove</strong>port Road, <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>, 43123<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> - 614-878-7980<br />

FREE - Metal from old camper frame, Need a truck to pickup..<br />

CC - Obetz - 614-632-1013<br />

Baby Grand Piano, Mahogany wood w/bench;<br />

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

N/B - <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> - 614-875-8860<br />

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

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

190 Inah Ave., Cols, 43228 near the Fire Dept.<br />

West Columbus - 614-878-1930, ask for Linda<br />

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

surplus building materials, furniture, electronic equipment, crafts, supplies, appliances,<br />

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

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with your name, address and phone number. Nonprofit organizations are welcome to<br />

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Send information to The Columbus <strong>Messenger</strong>, Attention: Come and Get It, 3500<br />

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that may occur. Please contact us when items are gone. 272-5422<br />

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xFocus on Rentals<br />

WEDGEWOOD<br />

VILLAGE<br />

1, 2 and 3 BR Apts.<br />

Rent Based on Income.<br />

Call 614-272-2800 or visit us<br />

at 777 Wedgewood Dr.<br />

TTY/TDD 711<br />

EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES<br />

HAVE TO RENT THAT APARTMENT<br />

BEFORE THE SNOW FLIES?<br />

Advertise It!<br />

CALL Kathy<br />

For Rate Information<br />

Columbus <strong>Messenger</strong><br />

272-5422<br />

Rentals<br />

PETS<br />

HOMING PIGEONS<br />

614-662-8655<br />

WANT TO BUY<br />

We Buy Cars & Trucks<br />

$300-$3000.614-308-2626<br />

ANTIQUES<br />

WANTED<br />

Victrolas, Watches,<br />

Clocks, Bookcases<br />

Antiques, Furn.<br />

Jeff 614-262-0676<br />

or 614-783-2629<br />

We Buy Junk Cars &<br />

Trucks. Highest Prices<br />

Paid. 614-395-8775<br />

BUYING OSU & old sports<br />

items, records, postcards,<br />

old photos, jewelry & more<br />

614-477-5590<br />

WE BUY JUNK CARS<br />

Call anytime 614-774-6797<br />

MISCELLANEOUS<br />

FOR SALE<br />

Wood Shop Equipment:<br />

Sanders, Scroll Saw, Buffer<br />

& Stand, & Much More.<br />

Call to see. 614-829-5522<br />

Spring Free R79 Medium<br />

Round Trampoline, 2 yrs<br />

old, like new. $500 OBO -<br />

Cash Only. 614-619-4038<br />

Electric Weelchair,<br />

3 sections to transport.<br />

Only used indoors about 6<br />

times. $500, orig $1700.<br />

614-271-0146<br />

BLACKTOP<br />

AGM OHIO<br />

ROOFING &<br />

SEALCOATING<br />

Free Estimates<br />

Cell 614-599-0262<br />

SANTIAGO’S<br />

Sealcoating & Services LLC<br />

Quality Materials Used<br />

FALL IS HERE!<br />

Driveway Seal & Repair!<br />

Top Seal Cracks!<br />

Residential & Commercial<br />

Mulching, Edging & Clean-ups<br />

“Ask for whatever you need.”<br />

BBB Accredited-Fully Insured<br />

Call or text for Free Est.<br />

614-649-1200<br />

CONCRETE<br />

10/9<br />

A/M<br />

BLACKTOP SEALING<br />

Driveways & Parking Lots<br />

614-875-7588<br />

CLEANING<br />

20 y rs Exp. Commerical<br />

& Residential Cleaning.<br />

Call Judy 614-746-0273<br />

INFORMATION<br />

FOR ONLY<br />

$74.00<br />

You Can Reach<br />

Over 42,000 Homes<br />

In Our<br />

West & <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

Areas<br />

For Info Call<br />

272-5422<br />

GALLION<br />

CUSTOM CONCRETE LLC<br />

Specializing in Custom Colors &<br />

Custom Designs of Concrete.<br />

Including Remove & Replace<br />

44 yrs exp & Free Est.<br />

Licensed & Insured<br />

Reputation Built<br />

On Quality<br />

Ronnie<br />

614-875-8364<br />

See Us On Facebook<br />

www.gallioncustom<br />

concrete.com<br />

EDDIE MOORE<br />

CONSTRUCTION<br />

Quality Concrete Work<br />

Lt. Hauling & Room Add.,<br />

Block Work & Excavation<br />

Stamp Patios,<br />

Bsmt. Wall Restoration<br />

36 Yrs Exp - Lic & Ins.<br />

Free Ests. 614-871-3834<br />

ALL-CITY CUSTOM<br />

CONCRETE<br />

All Types Concrete Work<br />

New or Tear Out-Replace<br />

40 Yrs. Exp.<br />

(614) 207-5430<br />

Owner is On The Job!<br />

10/23 W/SW<br />

CONCRETE<br />

AJ’s Concrete,<br />

Masonry<br />

Good Work - Fair Prices<br />

Block Foundations<br />

Driveways • Sidewalks<br />

Epoxy/Overlay Floors<br />

Bonded-Ins. • Free Ests.<br />

614-419-9932<br />

www.hastingsnsons.com<br />

Driveways & Extensions<br />

Patio & Walkways,<br />

Porches & Steps,<br />

Garage/Basement Floors<br />

Hot Tub/Shed Pads,<br />

Stamped/colored concrete<br />

Sealing of new &<br />

existing concrete.<br />

FREE ESTIMATES<br />

Contact Adam<br />

614-756-1754<br />

hastingsandsons.<br />

columbus@gmail.com<br />

FENCING<br />

EAZY FENCE<br />

Chain Link - Wood<br />

No Job Too Big or Small<br />

All Repairs ~ Free Est.<br />

Insured. 614-670-2292<br />

GUTTERS<br />

Bates & Sons<br />

GUTTER CLEANING<br />

5 ★ Google Reviews<br />

614-586-3417<br />

HAULING<br />

DEAN’S HAULING<br />

614-276-1958<br />

DUMPSTER RENTAL<br />

4 Days - $275 & Up<br />

No Hazardous Materials<br />

Tires - $10.00 each<br />

Call 614-254-1131<br />

HEATING<br />

HEATING<br />

Complete System Clean & Check<br />

$49.95<br />

Free Carbon<br />

Monoxide Testing<br />

Gas-Oil-Electric Heat/Pumps<br />

All Makes • All Models<br />

46 yrs exp. • Sr. Discount<br />

614-351-9025<br />

HOME<br />

IMPROVEMENTS<br />

SLAGLE<br />

HOME REMODELING<br />

Baths, Kitchen,<br />

Plumbing and Electrical.<br />

All your Handyman needs<br />

No Job too Big or Small<br />

Over 30 Yrs. Exp. Lic.-Bond-Ins.<br />

Jerry<br />

10/22<br />

SW/W<br />

614-332-3320<br />

10/23 A<br />

10/23 A<br />

HOME<br />

IMPROVEMENTS<br />

KLAUSMAN HOME<br />

IMPROVEMENT<br />

Siding-Windows-<br />

Doors-Roofing-Soffit-<br />

Fascia-Gutters-Trim<br />

Earn FREE Seamless<br />

Gutters with Siding Over<br />

1000 Sq. Ft.<br />

FREE Shutters with<br />

Soffit & Trim<br />

EPA Certified<br />

Member of BBB<br />

Financing Available<br />

Over 20 yrs exp. • Free Est.<br />

Licensed-Bonded-Insured<br />

Owner & Operator<br />

James 614-419-7500<br />

C&JHandyman<br />

Services LLC<br />

Minor Plumbing & Electric<br />

Install Hot Water Tanks,<br />

Dishwashers & Disposals<br />

All Interior Remodels<br />

Also Fencing &<br />

Interior/Exterior Painting<br />

Free Est. ~ 18 Yrs. Exp.<br />

CDC/EPA Approved Guidelines<br />

614-284-2100<br />

SINCE 1973<br />

Phil Bolon Contr.<br />

Windows & Siding<br />

Decks, Kitchens, Baths<br />

Room Additions,<br />

Flooring, Roofing<br />

Bsmt Waterproofing<br />

Deal With Small Non-Pressure Co.<br />

47 Yrs. Exp. - Refs. Avail.<br />

Lic.-Bond-Ins.<br />

Free Est. - Financing Avail.<br />

Member BBB Of Cent. OH<br />

O.C.I.E.B. ID #24273<br />

614-419-3977<br />

or 614-863-9912<br />

HOME<br />

MAINTENANCE<br />

HOME<br />

REMODELING<br />

A-1 QUALITY<br />

TREE & LANDSCAPE<br />

Family Owned<br />

Serving Central Ohio<br />

Since 2004<br />

Bed & Yard Maint.<br />

Weeding, Mulching, etc.<br />

Hedge/Shrub Trimming<br />

*Stump Removal<br />

614-596-9504<br />

Insured - Free Est.<br />

LAWN CARE<br />

LET US MAINTAIN<br />

YOUR LAWN & GARDEN<br />

FOR YOU<br />

Summer, Spring,<br />

Winter or Fall<br />

WE DO IT ALL!!!!<br />

Lawn Cuts, Edging,<br />

Trees & Shrubs, Garden,<br />

Mulching, Hauling,<br />

Garden Pond &<br />

Home Maint.<br />

Free Ests. Low Rates<br />

$20 & Up<br />

Kevin - 614-905-3117<br />

PAINTING<br />

CHRIS’<br />

PLUMBING<br />

“Plumbing & Drain Professional<br />

That You Can Count On”<br />

24 Hrs., 7 Days/Week<br />

No Overtime Charges<br />

24 Yrs. Exp. in Plumbing &<br />

Drain Cleaning Field<br />

Call For A Free Phone Estimate<br />

$100.00 For Any Small Drain<br />

614-622-4482<br />

30% OFF with AD<br />

Classified Services<br />

10/9 A<br />

10/23<br />

A/M<br />

HANDYMAN SERVICES<br />

614-235-1819<br />

MultiCraft Const.<br />

& Handyman Services<br />

All Types Handyman Services:<br />

Decks, Fences<br />

Kitchen/Baths<br />

Window/doors installed<br />

Interior Painting<br />

Drywall Repairs<br />

All Types of Flooring<br />

Call/Text 614-774-2923<br />

multicraftconstruction@gmail.com<br />

Charlies Handyman<br />

Service<br />

Over 40 yrs. exp.<br />

Hot Water Tanks<br />

Door Locks<br />

Kitchen/Bath Remodels<br />

Roofmg * Siding<br />

Porches & Decks<br />

614-319-6010<br />

blantoncharles894@gmail.com<br />

7/17 A<br />

10/23 A<br />

LANDSCAPING<br />

ONYX<br />

LANDSCAPING<br />

614-407-5214<br />

www.OnyxLandscapingllc.com<br />

Full Service<br />

Lawn Care<br />

Start with Trust!!<br />

Christian’s<br />

Landscaping<br />

Full Service Lawn Care<br />

•Tree/Shrub Trimming<br />

•Mulching •Tree Removal<br />

9/25<br />

•Powerwashing<br />

w/gc<br />

614-282-4443<br />

The Lawn Barber<br />

Cut, Trim, Blow away<br />

Hedge Trimming, Edging<br />

614-935-1466<br />

Painter Over 30 Yrs. Exp.<br />

Free Est. Reas. Rates<br />

Daniel - 614-226-4221<br />

PLUMBING<br />

All About Drains & Plumb.<br />

Will snake any small drain<br />

$145. 614-778-2584<br />

MYERS<br />

PLUMBING<br />

Exp. Expert Plumbing<br />

New Const. & Fast Repairs<br />

Lic. - Permit Available<br />

Water • Sewer • Gas<br />

614-633-9694<br />

10/9 W/GC/M<br />

10/23 A&M<br />

10/9 A<br />

PLASTERING<br />

DRYW<br />

YWALL ALL &<br />

PLASTER<br />

10/23<br />

A&M<br />

REPAIR<br />

Textured Ceilings<br />

614-551-6963<br />

Residential/Commercial<br />

BIA<br />

POOL/SPA<br />

MAINTENANCE<br />

K&L Spa Cleaning<br />

Hot Tub Cleaning and<br />

Weekly Maintenance<br />

Keith 614-316-9809<br />

POWER WASHING<br />

Bates & Sons<br />

Soft Wash & Powerwash<br />

5 ★ Google Reviews<br />

614-586-3417<br />

MRS. POWERWASH<br />

Any house wash $149+tax<br />

Single deck $69+tax<br />

2 Tier deck $99+tax<br />

Best Wash in Town<br />

Over 45,000 washes<br />

Ashley 614-771-3892<br />

ROOFING<br />

RETIRED<br />

ROOFER<br />

BBB “A+” Rating<br />

All Types of Roof Repairs<br />

• New Roof Installation<br />

• Flashing<br />

• Chimneys Rebuilt<br />

• Flat Roof Specialist<br />

• Roof Replacement<br />

avail. upon request<br />

All Work Guaranteed<br />

614-352-7057<br />

Free Estimates<br />

SEWING MACHINE<br />

REPAIR<br />

REPAIR all makes 24 hr.<br />

service. Clean, oil, adjust<br />

in your home. $49.95 all<br />

work gtd. 614-890-5296<br />

TREE SERVICES<br />

BURNS TREE SERVICE<br />

Trimming, Removal &<br />

Stump Grinding.<br />

614-584-2164<br />

Warren Brewer Tree Service<br />

• Tree Removal<br />

• Tree Trimming 9/11<br />

A&M<br />

• Stump Grinding<br />

• Bucket Truck Services<br />

Best Prices • Same Day Service<br />

614-878-2568<br />

A-1 QUALITY<br />

TREE & LANDSCAPE<br />

Family Owned<br />

Serving Central Ohio<br />

Since 2004<br />

614-596-9504<br />

Insured - Free Est.<br />

10/235 A&M<br />

10/9 W/SW


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<strong>Messenger</strong> photo by Dedra Cordle<br />

Spreading the joy with greenery<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> resident Liberty Brigner brings a bit of greenery to the public as her Whimsey Ridge Plant Co.<br />

made its first appearance at the Mt. Sterling Market Crew’s sixth annual Street Market on Sept. 24. She said<br />

she founded the company last year because she loves plants and wants others to enjoy them as well, even<br />

with seasonal changes.<br />

Senior Services levy<br />

news and notes<br />

www.columbusmessenger.com<br />

Voters will decide on the proposed Franklin County Senior<br />

Services levy renewal on Nov. 8. The proposed five year tax levy<br />

renewal is for 1.75 mills, $0.175 per $100 of valuation, commencing<br />

in <strong>2022</strong>. Officials state it is not a tax increase. The existing<br />

senior services levy will expire at the end of <strong>2022</strong>. The senior levy<br />

is the main funding source for Senior Options programs.<br />

PAID ADVERTISING<br />

Be confident in your<br />

Medicare plan<br />

Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) for 2023 is Oct.15 to Dec.<br />

7, for a policy effective date of Jan. 1, 2023.<br />

“We do not offer every plan available in your area. Any information we<br />

provide is limited to those plans we do offer in your area. Please contact<br />

Medicare.gov or 1-800-Medicare to get information on all of your options.”<br />

My name is Terri Curcio, I live in Franklin County, and have over 16<br />

years’ experience in working with Medicare. You are welcome to contact<br />

me directly at 614-460-0601 or email me at<br />

TERRILCURCIO@GMAIL.COM. We can schedule a call, meet face to<br />

face or I’ll mail plan information to your attention for review.<br />

I am not an operator in a call center – you are welcome to call anytime<br />

during the year with questions. I work with several insurance carriers in<br />

Central Ohio, not just one or two. Select the plan that benefits you for the<br />

coming year, lowest possible copays for services and medications. Plan<br />

options may include dental, vision and fitness programs. $0 cost for my<br />

consultation and enrollment services.<br />

Call and schedule your appointment now.You need to be confident in the<br />

plan you select for your coverage!<br />

ME DICARE A NNUAL<br />

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Oct.<br />

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PERIOD (AEP)<br />

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fee, local<br />

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Over 16 years experience<br />

with Medicare options<br />

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different major<br />

carriers in the area<br />

Year<br />

ear- round<br />

support for my<br />

clients<br />

Call or text me today to<br />

schedule your<br />

appt.<br />

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