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October 2-15, 2022 www.columbusmessenger.com Vol. XLIII, No. 17

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By Linda Dillman

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Heidelberg University football lineman

Wally Kalinowski knows what it is like to

deliver pain, but as a registered nurse, he

also knows how to treat and offer relief from

pain.

“I played offensive line in high school,

specifically left guard,” said Kalinowski, a

2019 graduate of Canal Winchester High

School who also played basketball and

threw shot-put and discus on the track and

field team. “I was in the National Honor Society,

team captain of the football team my

senior year and the homecoming king. I was

in the journalism club and my senior year

helped new journalism students in Justin

Natalies class who is, in fact, the greatest

teacher at Canal Winchester High School.”

Kalinowski graduated high school with

honors and a 4.0 grade point average before

entering Heidelberg and focusing on earning

a degree in nursing and balancing his

time between classes, football practices,

games, and work.

Photos courtesy of the Kalinowski family.

Wally Kalinowski the football player.

When asked how he navigates such a

complex balancing act, Kalinowski said it

DORA in CW may become a reality

By Linda Dillman

Staff Writer

The city of Canal Winchester is inching

closer to opening a Designated Outdoor Refreshment

Area.

A DORA allows patrons to purchase a

drink in a downtown bar or restaurant and

walk around city streets within the boundaries

of 21.6 acres bordered by High Street.

and Waterloo Street.

“I think we’ve kind of come to a conclusion

as far as the application process goes,”

said Mayor Mike Ebert during Canal Winchester

City Council’s Sept. 19 work session.

“There’s been a few changes in state law

since we started this. You don’t need the

number of establishments you did before.

You also no longer need designated cups for

a DORA.”

The proposed DORA includes the Old

Town area, which has restaurants, boutique

stores, financial institutions, professional

services, and miscellaneous retail. There are

single-family residences within the refreshment

area boundaries, but the DORA was

specifically designed to encompass key

areas of business and retail establishments.

When residents were previously asked

for suggestions in crafting the Old Town

Plan, the highest priority they listed was to

promote commercial growth. According to

the DORA proposal, establishing a refreshment

area in conjunction with special

events can enhance entertainment options

and help increase sales for existing restaurants

and retailers.

Canal Winchester Development Director

Lucas Haire said the city identified 21 locations

delineating the borders of the DORA

where signage would be posted.

“Many will be small signs attached to

street signage,” said Haire. “We’re looking

at up to five new trash cans at the boundaries

as well.

Current park rules–impacting the

Stradley Park area, which is within the

DORA–do not allow alcoholic beverages,

and is an issue that would need to be

amended by council. Window decals or stickers

would identify participating businesses.

“I’ve been passionate about bringing the

DORA to Canal Winchester,” said Councilwoman

Jill Amos. “I think it will benefit our

businesses and I’d love to see an expanded

time frame. I think we’ll use it a lot.”

Amos might get her wish after council

discussed changing proposed designated

hours of operations from Thursday to Sunday

from noon to 11 p.m. during designated

special events to every week during the

has been difficult.

“Time management is the key to being

able to do all of this and anything you set

your mind to in life,” said Kalinowski. “Our

coaching staff is phenomenal and they always

preach that school comes first. They

have always been so understanding about

my schooling and understand that it comes

first to myself and football is second.”

Kalinowski said he enjoys being busy

and is always on the go, so managing football

and school is something he did throughout

high school. However, he admitted the

routine is a little more difficult in college.

“It was all worth it,” said Kalinowski.

“Football was my escape from all of that, I

can just be myself and not worry about anything

else going on in my life. It has turned

me into the young man I am today.”

As a collegiate-level player, Kalinowski

said he loved every second of the experience,

from gut wrenching losses and triumphant

wins to hard practices/workouts.

“At Heidelberg, it is one of the few places

where our entire team is so close and it is

See BALANCING, page 2

same time.

“If we’re going to look in that direction,

we need to have a public hearing,” said

Ebert.

A public hearing is scheduled for Nov. 7

at 5:30 p.m., prior to the council work session.

If it is approved by council this year

and pending a final review by the Ohio Department

of Commerce, the DORA could roll

out early in 2023.

Changes to public comment rules

Changes to council rules addressing

council vacancies, public comment periods,

and deadline to submit written comments

prior to a council meeting were approved following

a third reading. However, following

a suggestion by Councilman Patrick Shea,

the deadline to submit written comments

was extended to noon the day of a council

meeting.

One change drawing the bulk of the discussion

was reducing the individual public

comment time from five to three minutes,

although council’s presiding officer has the

opportunity to grant a request for more

time, if the situation allows.

Canal Winchester Law Director Thad

Boggs said the three-minute allotment is

typical practice across the region. He added

See CW, page 2

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truly a family,” said Kalinowski,

who was named First team Ohio

Athletic Conference and an Academic

All-OAC athlete. “I love every

single one of my teammates and

coaches and I will forever. The

biggest difference between high

school and college football is the independence.

Our staff relies on us to

be responsible young men and we

are supposed to do everything the

right way. College football is an electric

atmosphere no matter what the

level is and I recommend every

young player to take the opportunity

if it is gifted to them. I wouldn’t

be where I am today without Heidelberg

football.”

Now a registered nurse, Kalinowski’s

class load is less and he

only works 25 hours a week during

football season. Kalinowski, who

wears number 68 and is an offensive

linesman on the Heidelberg team,

said the toughest thing was adjusting

to the night shift at work, but he

loves his job.

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CW Schools State Report Card results

By Linda Dillman

Staff Writer

The news was good when Canal Winchester Local

Schools opened up its state report card for the 2021-22

school year, considering the district was battling the effects

of a global pandemic dating back to 2020.

“I am happy to report the district has met or exceeded

state expectations for learning across the board,”

said Superintendent Kiya Hunt during a Sept. 19 board

meeting. “This is due to our students, teacher and staff

dedication over the last two years to recover from the

interruptions and setbacks due to the COVID 19 pandemic.

We are proud to see continued excellence in gap

closing and exceeding progress expectations.”

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In moving forward, Hunt said her staff will closely

review the report card data and identify areas where

there is room for improvement.

According to the Ohio Department of Education, the

district met five out of five standards in Gap Closing,

which measures reductions in educational gaps for student

subgroups. The score significantly exceeds state

standards.

Canal Winchester’s Graduation Rate and Progress

(a measure of student growth) met four out of five standards

and exceeds the state standard. The district met

three out of five standards for Achievement–student

performance on state tests–and Early Literacy, grades

kindergarten through third grade.

Continued from page 1

that members of the public have the ability to reach out

to council members individually or collectively and

make their voices heard anytime they wish. Whereas,

Boggs pointed out, council members have a limited

amount of time to speak to each other as a public body.

“If you can say something in five minutes, you can

say it in three if you narrow your comments down to

what you’re there for instead of rambling,” said Coun-

BALANCING

Continued from page 1

cilman Bob Clark. “I think you can get things across in

three minutes.”

Councilman Chuck Milliken said there are opportunities

to be more lenient with the time limit instead of

being more stringent.

“The meetings where we had 20 to 30 people wanting

to talk about warehouses is not an appropriate time to

extend public comments,” said Milliken.

“If you love something

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make it work,” said Kalinowski,

who wants to further

his education as a

pediatric nurse practitioner

or go to medical school. “I

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When it comes to cheering on his

son, Walter Kalinowski freely admits

to being a proud father. He is

not surprised at his son’s accomplishments.

“My wife and I are so proud of

Wally and the choices he is making,”

said Walter, who added his son’s

peers thought enough of him to

name him as a captain of the Heidelberg

team. “He has always been

very analytical in his decision making

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Historic Ghost Tour

On Oct. 21-22, the Canal Winchester

Area Historical Society, in partnership with

Canal Winchester High School Performing

Arts, will bring history to life for the 16th

annual Historic Ghost Tour. Event-goers

will be guided through a short walking tour

as they are entertained by actors depicting

people from Canal Winchester’s past. Tours

will last approximately 90 minutes and will

begin at 7 p.m. each night, with the last tour

departing at 7:30 p.m. All tours will depart

from the Canal Winchester Historical Complex

at 10 W. Oak St. Tickets will be available

each evening beginning at 6:30 p.m., or

anytime online for pick up at will call (25

cent transaction fee). Tickets are offered at

$10 per adult and $5 per student aged 6-18;

children 5 and under will be free. Please

leave pets at home. Proceeds help support

the Canal Winchester Area Historical Society's

core programs and preservation projects.

Visit cwhistory.org.

Founder’s Day

The Canal Winchester Area Historical

Society is sponsoring a one-day event celebrating

Founder’s Day at the iconic Historical

Complex, located at 10 W. Oak St.,

home to the Queen of the Line train depot,

the Prentiss Schoolhouse, and the O.P.

Chaney Grain Elevator. The familyfriendly

event takes place Oct. 15 from 9

a.m. to 3 p.m. Meet the weaver, the baker,

the candle maker, and others. No entry

charge for this event. There will be goods

available for purchase and games.

Blessing of the Animals

David’s United Church of Christ, 80 W.

Columbus St., Canal Winchester, invites

the community to participate in a Blessing

of the Animals ceremony at 3 p.m. Oct. 9 in

the church parking lot. October is the traditional

month for Christian churches worldwide

to bless animals based on Bible

scriptures that include Genesis 1: 20-25 and

Matthew 6: 26. All pets, which should be

leashed or in a carrier, are welcome for the

brief service and individual blessing.

Those who choose to bless pets at home,

may use this prayer:

“Blessed are you, Lord God, maker of all

living creatures. You called forth fish in the

sea, birds in the air and animals on the

land. You inspired Saint Francis to call all

of them his brothers and sisters. We ask you

to bless this pet. By the power of your love,

enable it to live according to your plan. May

we always praise you for all your beauty in

creation. Blessed are you, Lord our God, in

all your creatures! Amen.”

Blood drive

Book a time to give blood or platelets by

using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting

RedCrossBlood.org or by calling 1-800-

RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Upcoming

blood donation opportunities :

•Oct. 12: noon - 6 p.m., BrockStrong

Foundation at X Church, 6600 Bigerton

Bend, Canal Winchester.

•Oct. 15: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Church of Jesus

Christ of Latter Day Saints, 6500 Fox Hill

Drive, Canal Winchester.

Hopeful Hearts

Hope United Methodist Church, 83 E.

Columbus St., Canal Winchester, holds its

giveaway of clothing for children in sizes infant

to five the third Saturday each month.

Donations of the same sizes and any children’s

items in good repair accepted.

Call 614-837-7548 or email

hope.in.canal@gmail.com.

Halloween in CW

The city of Canal Winchester will hold

trick-or-treat on Halloween, Oct. 31, from

5:30—7:30 p.m. Immediately following trickor-treat

at 7:30 p.m., VFW Post 10523 hosts

a Halloween party in the Community Center,

45 E. Waterloo St. The free, familyfriendly

party features a costume contest,

magic show, and goodie bags for all.

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Please join us October 9 at 3:00 p.m.

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Groveport’s Apple Butter Day, will celebrate

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“Apple Butter Day is an annual tradition

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to celebrate Groveport’s heritage and reflect

on simpler times,” said Groveport

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the educational aspect for younger generations

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primitive play area, antique tractors, and

the opportunity to experience apple butter

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Music includes Wade & Darr from 10-

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The day features homemade crafts, historical

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pony rides, kids’ activities, and food.

There will be a display of antique tractors.

The cane pole fishing derby for kids age

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from 10:30-11:30 a.m. (sign up at 10 a.m.).

The first 50 kids get to fish with a cane

pole. Bait is provided.

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CW Schools adds Madison Twp. Police SRO to boost security

By Linda Dillman

Staff Writer

Canal Winchester Schools has entered

into an agreement with the Madison Township

Police Department to provide a school

resource officer for the remainder of the

2022-23 school year.

The Madison Township Police SRO joins

a Fairfield County SRO who is already on

duty. The district began discussions with

Madison Township after the county sheriff’s

office said they could not provide a second

SRO due to staffing.

The Fairfield County deputy spends most

of his day at the high school and travels to

other campuses as needed. The township resource

officer will split time between the

middle school and two elementary buildings.

“I do believe having a relationship with

Madison Township with an SRO would be

extremely important in adding an extra

layer of security and safety in our district,”

said Superintendent Kiya Hunt. “Having

trained school resource officers to support

our school administrators and staff is an important

piece of our overall safety and security

plan for our schools. In addition to

SROs, the Canal Winchester Schools safety

plan also includes a comprehensive mental

health support program, trained threat assessment

and crisis response teams, safety

drills with students, and training for teachers

and staff. We look forward to working in

partnership with Madison Township Police

Department and Fairfield County Sheriff’s

Office to keep our schools safe, secure, and

welcoming for all students and staff.”

Board President Kevin Butler said safety

is a priority for Canal Winchester Schools and

it is better to be proactive instead of reactive.

“We’ve been mulling around ideas,” said

Butler. “I’m excited to have the opportunity

to work with Madison Township. This is a

big deal. We know finding a good officer is a

challenge. Keeping our students and staff

safe is our top priority. We are grateful to the

Madison Township Trustees and Madison

Township Police Department for their support

in adding a second resource officer to enhance

safety and security at our schools.”

The district and police department hope

to have an officer in place by mid-October.

When asked about any differences in

working with the sheriff’s department,

Madison Township Police Chief Gary York

said he anticipates having the same type of

relationship his SRO has at the Groveport

Madison High School with the Groveport

Police Department SRO.

“That relationship has developed and given

that school a good sense of security,” said

York. “I don’t see any difference. I see us working

alongside the sheriff’s department SRO.”

Hunt pointed out a couple of differences

in practice between the two departments,

but she felt they would not clash. The Fairfield

County SRO does not wear a body camera,

whereas the Madison Township officer

does and, according to Hunt, will turn it on

if a situation warrants.

“I feel cameras are very important and we

need to work to get all of our officers on school

grounds to have a camera when it involves

our student,” said board member Vangela

Barnes. “It is important to have a picture of

what transpires, not just a witness.”

In addition, the township SRO carries a

taser and the county SRO does not.

Board member Matt Krueger said that

over the last five years, the district has focused

attention on addressing the mental

health aspect in educating students and

“beefing” up the staff and resources for families

and students.

“Bringing on a second SRO is a piece to

that puzzle of safety in the classroom,” said

Krueger. “There’s safety outside and inside

the buildings. I appreciate the board and administration’s

help in bringing this all together

and creating a safe environment for

students and faculty. I’m proud to bring on

a second SRO. It’s a good day.”

Madison Township trustees approve SRO for CW Schools

By Linda Dillman

Staff Writer

Students will soon see a pair of school resource

officers in their hallways following

Canal Winchester Schools’ agreement with

the Madison Township Police Department.

to add another officer to their SRO staff.

During the Sept. 19 Madison Township

trustee meeting, prior to the Canal Winchester

Board of Education meeting that

night, the trustees approved providing a

Madison Township Police officer as a school

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resource officer for the 2022-23 school year.

The agreement is similar to one the township

has with Groveport Madison Schools.

According to Madison Township Police

Chief Gary York, the job must be posted inhouse

for five days for officers with at least

three years of service with the department.

“This is a quick-moving process,” said

York. “I anticipate this to be a smooth transition

like we had five years ago with Groveport.

I think that transition went smoothly.”

The Madison Township officer will work

with a Fairfield County deputy sheriff covering

the high school, middle school and elementary

schools. York anticipates his

officer to start off at the middle school and

elementary buildings.

“We are not disciplinarians,” said York.

“We’re there for the kids.”

Student code of conduct or school rules

violations that are not criminal will be handled

by school faculty and staff, not SROs.

The officers are told they should not directly

intervene unless the situation directly

affects an imminent threat to the health,

safety, and security of the student or another

person in the school and will employ

de-escalation techniques as appropriate.

School discipline is the responsibility of

the appropriate school administrator.

York expects his Madison Township officer

to start as soon as Oct. 3. While the

Canal Winchester SROs are contracted by

the district for the school year, they return

to their regular department positions for the

rest of the year.

For the current school year, Madison

Township is being reimbursed for school

services at a prorated amount for the first

year since the memorandum began after the

start of the 2022-23 year. The cost is based

on a fixed percentage of the SRO’s current

department salary and benefits, depending

on who applies and is chosen for the position.

“I was approached by Canal Winchester

Schools,” said York, “and learned they have

been looking for a second SRO for some

time. It’s also something I’ve been thinking

about for some time as well. I’m excited

about this opportunity. We have a successful

program at Groveport. SROs are important

in the community and the bond our

Groveport SRO has with kids is incredible.”

All SROs appointed after Nov. 2, 2018,

must complete an additional 40 hours of

school resource officer training within one

year of appointment. They are encouraged

to receive additional training each year on

topics such as trending school-based law enforcement

topics, child development, adolescent

psychology, trauma, conflict resolution,

mental health and addiction, children with

disabilities, juvenile and education law and

policy, and cultural competence.

SROs also engage in traditional criminal

investigation and report-taking. They have

the authority to issue warnings, make arrests,

and use alternatives to arrest at their

discretion, mindful of the common goal of

supporting student success.

SROs are not involved in searches conducted

by school personnel unless a criminal

act is involved or unless school

personnel require the assistance of the officer

because of exigent circumstances, such

as the need for safety or to prevent flight.

They are allowed to participate in a

search of a student’s person, possessions,

locker, or vehicle only where there is probable

cause to believe that the search will turn

up evidence that the student has committed

or is committing a criminal offense.

While the employment of a school resource

officer by the district for the school

year diverts the officer from regular township

duty, township trustees approved hiring

a new officer effective Oct. 3 contingent

upon successful completion of all required

testing and evaluations.

“We also have two more in the pipeline,”

said York, who asked for patience as the department

works through the hiring process.

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