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•The city of Canal Winchester will hold trickor-treat
rain or shine on Halloween, Oct. 31,
from 5:30–7:30 p.m. Immediately following
trick-or-treat at 7:30 p.m., VFW Post 10523 will
host a Halloween party in the Community Center,
located at 45 E. Waterloo St. The free, family-friendly
party will feature a costume contest,
magic show, and goodie bags for all. Canal
Winchester Human Services will help sponsor
entertainment for the evening.
•The city of Groveport will hold trick-or-treat
on Oct. 31 from 5:30-7 p.m.
•The city of Obetz will hold trick-or-treat on
Oct. from 6-8 p.m.
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By Linda Dillman
Water and sewer rates are going up Jan.
1, 2023, for the vast majority of city of Canal
Winchester utility users after several years
with no increase.
The water rate per 1,000 gallons is currently
$6.46 and the sewer rate is $6 per
1,000 gallons. Following Canal Winchester
City Council approval on Oct. 3, both rates
increase two percent each year for the next
four years. For water, in 2023, the rate is
$6.59 and tops out at $6.99 in 2026. For
sewer, the rate is $6.12 and peaks at $6.49.
“We went four years total with no increases
in one,” said Canal Winchester Public
Works Director Matt Peoples said. “For
water, we have quite a few capital projects
The list includes work at the water treatment
plant, public service administration
building, a potential $18 to $20 million sanitary
sewer headworks project and compliance
with new phosphorus regulation
Peoples said his department was conservative
with budgeting and wanted to keep
rate increases at modest levels, while still
being able to fund operations.
U.S. 33 cable barrier
Council passed an ordinance to contract
with the Ohio Department of Transportation
to install a cable barrier on U.S. Route
33 starting at the Gender Road interchange
to east of the Hill-Diley Road interchange.
The stretch of U.S. 33 from Gender to
Hill-Diley has been the site of deadly
crossover accidents. Most recently a car
traveling northwest on U.S. 33 in July
crossed the median and struck two vehicles
traveling southeast. Two people were killed.
ODOT assumes 100 percent of the cost of
preliminary engineering, right-of-way and
construction costs. Canal Winchester agrees
to assume the total cost of any features requested
by the city that are not necessary
for the improvement.
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.
Messenger photo by Rick Palsgrove
Working themselves to the bone
These hard working skeletons are carrying a load of skulls away from a house on
Steen Street in Canal Winchester.
Historic Ghost Tour
By Linda Dillman
Canal Winchester embraces history and
each October when the moon hangs high in
the night sky, the ghosts of its past come
alive and share their stories with visitors.
Costumed characters portray individuals
who helped shape the city and are stationed
throughout the downtown area. Their mission
is one of a historical haunting intended
to educate, not scare.
The Canal Winchester Area Historical
Society’s annual Ghost Tour, which began
in 2005 with the genesis of an idea by a resident
and brought to fruition the following
year by original tour organizer Elaine
Thomas and a group of dedicated volunteers,
takes place this year on Oct. 21 and
“There are several stops that have been
researched over the years and we research
new stops,” said tour coordinator Jill Amos.
“Last year we met with the Hockman family
for stories that were used in the script for
the Hockman/Chaney Mill. This year we
were able to meet with the Caslow family
and not only confirm some of the facts for
the Caslow Pharmacy but also to establish
a new stop. Although the owners of the
property do not usually participate in the
process, we have had owners who wanted to
play the part of their characters, which was
a fantastic addition to the tour.”
See GHOST, page 3
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Musical Recital Showcase
Hope United Methodist Church, 83 E. Columbus St., Canal Winchester,
will host The Otterbein University Music Department in a
Musical Recital Showcase on Oct. 30 at 2:30 p.m. The free event
will be followed by refreshments and a meet and greet.
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Chamber seeks support from city
By Linda Dillman
Questions about an August request by the local
Chamber of Commerce for the city to provide financial
support for a new full-time position found Canal Winchester
City Council asking for more information before
making a final decision.
The chamber is asking for a three-year commitment
from the city. The total base salary, benefits, training,
etc. for the fulltime position is estimated at $64,160;
year two is $66,845; and year three is $68,580.
The chamber job would focus on strategic planning,
increasing membership and creating meaningful and intentional
training and certification opportunities for
members, while keeping membership costs and sponsorship
opportunities affordable for the business community.
The chamber hired a consultant on an initial 90-day
contract while working through funding opportunities
with the city.
“Nothing has changed in my opinion from the original
ask until now,” said Councilwoman Jill Amos.
“There’s still a lot of questions for me. I still don’t think
we have the full picture of why the city needs to be responsible.”
Councilman Bob Clark said he has concerns about
the financial request with the number of projects the
city is also considering, such as the police study and the
potential for adding more officers, McGill Park, and
“I’m getting concerned about the money and this
(chamber request) could open up something we might
not want to go down,” said Clark.
Council President Chuck Milliken said the potential
of allocating up to $68,000 might need to be negotiated.
“I do share your concern to some degree, but I would
like to see a thriving chamber,” said Milliken. “How can
we play a part to make that happen while protecting the
interests of the city?”
Councilwoman Laurie Amick compared city support
of the Joint Recreation District with the chamber proposal,
calling the request “seed money” in getting the
chamber moving in the right direction for a brief period
However, Amos said the JRD, unlike the chamber,
has city representatives sitting on its board.
“We don’t serve on the chamber,” said Amos. “It’s not
a committee or function of council. That’s a big amount
of money we’re asking our city residents to invest in.”
Councilman Patrick Shea thinks the chamber and
Destination: Canal Winchester could be more effective
if both organizations joined forces.
“I think a good healthy chamber is good for our community,
but with the size of our community, having an
organization that serves both of those functions would
be worth looking at,” said Shea.
Amick thinks the missions of the two organizations
are different and believes it would be appropriate for
chamber representatives to answer that question for
themselves in a future discussion.
While council held their first reading of the financial
support ordinance on Oct. 3, the legislation can be
amended before a final vote is taken.
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According to the Ohio Division of Wildlife, in August, State
Wildlife Officer Jeff Berry, assigned to Muskingum County, was patrolling
the Muskingum River near Duncan Falls when he noticed
two boats and a kayak on the side of the river. He stopped to talk
to four individuals who were there with one of the boats. They were
a family from Loudonville. They explained that they had started on
the Mohican River in Loudonville and were travelling to Baton
Rouge, Louisiana, 1,500 miles away.
They were 13 days into their trip and had traveled approximately
110 miles. Officer Berry assisted the family in shoving off
from the shore as they departed. He recently checked in with the
family on their adventure. They had traveled 850 miles in 36 days,
but their journey ended when they had boat motor issues. The family
shared that some of their highlights were fishing, watching ospreys
catch softshell turtles, and hearing bald eagles chattering at
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Drug Take Back Day
The city of Canal Winchester and Diley
Ridge Medical Center, in cooperation with
the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office and the
Drug Enforcement Administration, will host
a National Prescription Drug Take Back
event on Oct. 29 at the Diley Ridge Medical
Center parking lot, 7911 Diley Road, from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The National Prescription Drug Take
Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient,
and responsible means of disposing of
prescription drugs, while also educating the
public about the potential for abuse of medications.
Since 2010, DEA, along with its
law enforcement partners, has collected
nearly 16 million pounds of unneeded prescription
medications. Canal Winchester’s
collection site is set up in a convenient stop
and drop model, allowing those discarding
unwanted prescription drugs to remain in
their vehicles, drop medications with collection
agents, and continue on their way.
Note that collectors may only accept pills.
Liquids (including inhalers and their refills),
as well as needles or sharps, may not
be dropped off. The service is free and
anonymous; no questions asked.
Visit www.DEATakeBack.com for a list
of additional collection sites in other communities.
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.
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Before the first tour stepped off in
2006–led by lantern-carrying guides–
countless hours were spent on securing
sites and delving into the society’s archives
by Jeanette Schneider and Judy Fleming
in researching potential tour stops.
Readying the inaugural event involved
planning on many levels and in areas unfamiliar
to historical society volunteers,
such as publicity, ticketing and tour logistics.
And while problems occasionally pop
up–in the first year, two actors on opposite
sides of the street thought the tour was
over, changed clothes and started to leave
(one was eventually flagged down, changed
back into period dress and made it back in time for the
next group) or church doors that do not open–visitors
are rarely aware of any glitches.
Actors are now notified when the last group passes
their stop by a simple system of forward and reverse
cards given to them by the last tour guides.
In 2019, students from the Canal Winchester performing
arts department started participating in the
ghost tour as teen volunteers and historical characters
and now hone their performances in the weeks leading
up to the tour.
“This is the third year that the drama team has partnered
with us,” said Amos. “They usually have about 10
to 15 students participating in the tour and they are incredible.
They bring a lot of energy to the tour. We start
meeting with Director Abbey Phillips in March to start
setting the stops, seeing what new stops we want to research
and creating our plan for the year.”
Once locations are determined, previous
scripts are updated and rewritten and new
scripts are created, as necessary.
Amos said, in working with the drama
department students, the historical society
created a number of smaller, additional
stops or run-ons along the way, which help
break up the walking portion of the tour.
“The potential for ad-libbing is totally
up to the character,” said Amos. “We provide
them with a researched script and ask
that they stick to the facts since we are a
history based tour, but I do know that
some of our characters are very interactive
with the guests and ask questions or talk
The rain or shine walking tour of seven stops takes
place Oct. 21 and 22. Tours last approximately 90 minutes
and begin at 7 p.m. with a new tour departing
every 15 minutes.
Tours starts from the historical complex located at
10 W. Oak St.
Tickets may be purchased at the Queen of the Line
Train Depot beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the last tour
departing at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices have not changed since 2006 and are
still $10 for adults and $5 for students, ages 6-18. Children
under age 5 are free. A bus tour runs Friday night
and has limited seating. Tickets must be purchased in
advance for the bus tour. For more information, visit
“This is a great partnership that shares some of the
great history of our amazing city,” said Amos. “Today’s
memories are tomorrow's history.”
Bed Tax Grant Program
The city of Canal Winchester is accepting applications for its
2023 Transient Occupancy Tax (Bed Tax) Grant Program.
The grant program is open to non-profits or private organizations
located within the city of Canal Winchester to help fund projects to
enhance Canal Winchester for residents and/or visitors to the community.
Grants are funded with the hotel/motel tax revenue collected
by the city of Canal Winchester.
Canal Winchester has levied a 6 percent transient occupancy tax
(bed tax) that is imposed when lodging is furnished to transient
guests by a hotel, motel, or similar business. One half (3 percent)
of this tax is contributed to Destination: Canal Winchester, the designated
visitors and convention bureau for Canal Winchester. The
second half of the tax is designated to fund the annual Bed Tax
Grant applications are competitively reviewed and awards will
be made to those projects meeting all requirements and the intent
of the program. Grant applications are available on the city’s website.
Completed applications must be submitted by mail or email to
the attention of the finance director no later than Nov. 30. Canal
Winchester City Council will make award determinations in December.
Award checks will be drawn in early 2023 and all awards
must be used within the 2023 calendar year. Questions regarding
the grant program or application process should be directed to
Amanda Jackson, finance director, city of Canal Winchester at 614-
837-6937 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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Library School Help Centers
The Columbus Metropolitan Library’s
School Help Centers for grades K-12 are
open with staff and volunteers are ready to
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.
•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.
•Wagnalls Memorial Library is located
at 150 E. Columbus St., Lithopolis. For information
call (614) 837-4765 or visit
•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-
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Halloween trick-or-treat is an exciting and
special time when you are a kid.
It’s a time when you can disguise yourself
and become someone or something else for a
few hours. You get to walk around the neighborhood
streets in that twilight time when
dusk settles in and shadows can become
whatever your imagination wants them to be.
Plus there is candy, lots of candy.
As a kid growing up in the 1950s and
1960s in Groveport, I have fond memories of
trick-or-treating. I liked seeing the sidewalks
filled with other kids in costume darting
about from house to house. I was awed by the
crazed faces of jack-o-lanterns lit by the dancing
flames of candlelight that beckoned to us
trick-o-treaters to front porches. It was fun to
be out adventuring in the forbidden dark - a
time one was normally safe at home.
I recall stopping by the old fire station on
College Street (now gone) and getting hot
dogs and doughnuts. Speaking of doughnuts,
there was one house that gave out doughnuts
and they even let you pick which doughnut
you wanted! They could probably afford to do
that back then because the town was much
smaller and there weren’t as many of us kid
goblins showing up at the door.
We used paper grocery bags to collect our
treats, a haul that could include candy bars of
all kinds, as well as assorted other sugary delights,
but also popcorn balls.
In the days leading up to trick-or-treat, our
school classrooms and homes were adorned in
assorted orange and black Halloween decorations
and crepe paper. These decorations were
not cute, but instead tended to have a scary
edge to their appearance in keeping with the
other worldly spirit of Halloween. These unusual
visages were great to look at and inspired
Also in those days, while some kids did
have store bought costumes, most kids, with
the help of their parents, made their own costumes
was at hand. That
being said, there are
still some kids today
who still create their
own costumes because
I have seen some great
ones at recent Halloween
As for my costumes
when I was a kid, I remember
being a ghost
a couple of times -
which was an easy costume
as evidenced by
The simple fun of trick-or-treat
Photo courtesy of Eastland-
Fairfield Career Centers
the “Peanuts” characters in the great Halloween
television show, “It’s the Great Pumpkin
Charlie Brown.” Probably my favorite
costume was when my mom helped me put together
a Civil War era Union Army cavalryman
outfit. The Civil War centennial was
being remembered in the mid-1960s so it was
easy to find a cheap blue, felt fabric replica
Union Army hat. My mom then stitched a
stripe down the side length of the legs of a
pair of my blue jeans. We then added a small
black mask, a blue shirt, a toy sword and toy
gun and I was set. I was proud of that outfit.
I had hoped the stripe would remain on that
pair of blue jeans after Halloween, but mom
removed it the next day because those were
my good “school blue jeans.”
So trick-or-treat is coming soon and today’s
kids will form their own memories that they
will hold onto with fondness as the years go
by. It is simple fun, which is the best kind of
Rick Palsgrove is managing editor of the
On Aug. 30, the Fairfield
chapter of the National
Society was named a
2022 recipient of the
Silver Star of Excellence
Award by the
NTHS national organization.
This award is
presented to NTHS
chapters that distinguish
themselves through their consistent excellence in career-technical education
and is a reflection of their commitment to community service, chapter advancement,
and active civic involvement. During the past school year, Fairfield Career Center’s
NTHS chapter has participated in philanthropic food drives, donut sales, and educational
activities. Their members collected approximately 3,000 boxed and canned
goods for a local food pantry during the 2021 holiday season. Additionally, last year’s
members raised over $1,200 to be used for membership fees and educational field
trips that will benefit NTHS students during the 2022-23 school year.
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Get those skeletons out of your closets!
By Linda Dillman
Skeletons are creeping their way across Canal Winchester,
but there is no need for alarm.
Destination: Canal Winchester is inviting bone-rattling
ghouls of every shape and size to take part in a skeleton decorating
contest where the community judges the contestants.
The event was inspired by a Facebook request and a
similar contest held by the organization for the past two
“In the midst of all the COVID shutdowns in 2020, Destination:
Canal Winchester wanted to give people something
fun to do and at the same time possibly help the local
restaurants who had been greatly affected by the shutdowns,”
said Director Karen Stiles. “We knew that Fairfield
County had held their Tour of Scarecrows for a couple of
years, but much of Canal Winchester is in Franklin County,
so Destination: Canal Winchester so we held a Tour of
Scarecrows for Canal Winchester.”
Prizes were awarded in four categories and each scarecrow
winner received an assortment of gift cards that could
be used at local restaurants. The same type of prizes will be
awarded for the 2022 skeleton competition.
“Though the restaurants were closed for dine-in, they
were open for pick-up, so our hope was this would encourage
the winners to order take-out from those restaurants,” said
Stiles, who said the tour was conducted the following year
as well. “This year, a post on social media where members
were asking for a skeleton competition, was brought to our
attention, so we decided to go in that direction for 2022.”
Contestants – residents, individuals, groups, organizations
and businesses in the 43110 zip code–are free to construct
their own skeleton or use pre-made ones, dressed up
Messenger photo by Linda Dillman
Destination: Canal Winchester is holding a skeleton
and staged in a creative way. Judging categories include:
Largest, Funniest, Most Creative and Best Cemetery or Ensemble
Scene. Voting is done online through the Destination:
Canal Winchester website.
Participants must send a picture of their skeleton, including
the skeleton's name and location to email@example.com.
The location of each entry will be labeled on a
map posted on the organization’s website so people know
where to go to view the skeleton.
Only those who submit their information to Destination:
Canal Winchester will be entered in the contest. Voting
ends on Oct. 24 and the winner will be announced on Halloween.
Those voting for a skeleton display may go to
https://www.destinationcw.org/fallFestival and enter the
Contest rules include a minimum height of three feet and
a display consisting of a single skeleton or a gathering of
“You can use any materials you like to build your skeleton,
there are no restrictions,” said Stiles. “All skeletons
(and display names) must be made and displayed in good
taste. Any entrant designing their skeletons to cause deliberate
offense will be disqualified. All skeletons must be displayed
so it is unnecessary for anyone to access your
property or business to view them. They must also be secured
in a manner that they will not blow away and not be
a danger or possibly cause injury to anyone. Owners are
held solely responsible for the safety and security of their
When voting for an entry, Stiles asks the community to
look for skeleton displays with a little bit extra in the use
of materials, the way the skeleton(s) and/or other appropriate
themed characters are displayed or is an idea that really
catches the eye.
“Pictures will be posted on our Facebook page for those
who don't have time to drive around and look at the skeletons,”
said Stiles. “At the online voting site, the categories
will be listed and people will vote by entering the skeleton's
name in the appropriate category. We will again be giving
away packets of gift cards. Neighbors, co-workers and organizations
can come together and create an entry. As individuals
create entries, neighbors enjoy the displays.
Additionally, the prizes encourage participants to visit our
Canal Winchester businesses to use the gift cards.”
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Hinshaw named elementary counselor of the year
Beth Hinshaw, school counselor at Canal Winchester’s
Indian Trail Elementary, was named the Ohio Elementary
Counselor of the Year by the Ohio School
Counselor Association at the annual All Ohio Counselors
Conference held Oct. 17-19 at the Columbus Convention
She has worked at Canal Winchester Schools for four
years and during that time has built a comprehensive
school counseling program to support all students in
their educational journeys.
“Mrs. Hinshaw has an amazing rapport with the students,
staff, parents, and community members,” said Indian
Trail Principal Eric Riddle. “Her positive attitude,
engaging personality, compassion, and energy are just
a few characteristics that describe the accomplished
counselor Beth is. She always put the needs, and best
interests, of the students at the forefront of her decisionmaking.”
Hinshaw excels at using data and research to develop
programs that foster strong engagement and connection
in her students. As a counselor, her role is to
support the educational growth of students by addressing
wellness and cwschools.org social-emotional health
needs through building-wide programs, training for
staff, and individual and small-group interventions.
“I feel so honored and humbled to be recognized for
doing the work that I love,” said Hinshaw. “It is truly a
joy to partner with the educators and families in Canal
Winchester to provide the best learning environment for
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Hinshaw and other
staff developed the concept of individual regulation
boxes for students to use at home when they didn’t have
access to the regulation tools they used at school. She
helped train homeroom teachers on the use of these
tools so they could successfully implement their use during
Hinshaw also oversees mentor programs at Indian
Trail called Guys and Ties and Girls and Pearls. Each
program connects students with adult mentors, including
staff, high school students, and community members.
During meetings and events, mentors help the
students develop leadership skills and positive skills.
Senior Services levy
Voters will decide on the proposed Franklin County Senior Services
levy renewal on Nov. 8.
The proposed five year tax levy renewal is for 1.75 mills, $0.175
per $100 of valuation, commencing in 2022. Officials state it is not
a tax increase.
The levy provides funding for Franklin County Senior Options
and its services designed to help seniors remain safely at home.
These services include meals-on-wheels, transportation to doctor
appointments, and emergency response buttons.
The existing senior services levy will expire at the end of 2022.
The senior levy is the main funding source for Senior Options programs.
The GriefShare group will host a free event on Nov. 19 from 1-3
p.m., at the Groveport United Methodist Church, 512 Main St.,
Groveport. The Surviving the Holidays video seminar is for people
who are grieving a loved one’s death. The seminar is combined with
support group discussion of the video. To register call the church
office at 614-836-5968 or sign up at https://www.griefshare.org/leaderzone/my/holiday_events/43294
Township Police statistics
September crime statistics from the Madison Township Police:
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Veterans Day in CW
The city of Canal Winchester, with VFW
Post 10523, will host a Veterans Day Celebration
on Nov. 12. The public is invited to
join veterans, local leaders, and distinguished
guests for this annual patriotic
event set in the heart of historic downtown
The day begins with a Pancake Breakfast
from 8:30-10 a.m. for veterans and their
families at the CW Community Center, 45
E. Waterloo St.
The breakfast will be served by volunteers
from Canal Winchester Senior Citizens
Club, with food arrangements by the
family of the late Fred Bivens, U.S. Air
Force veteran and long-time club member.
A Veterans March will begin at the Community
Center’s Waterloo Street entrance
at 10 a.m. and make its way through the
city’s flag-lined downtown streets. Veterans
will travel west along East Waterloo Street,
turn south onto South High Street, fare
right on to West Columbus Street, and making
another right on to Warehouse Alley to
end at the greenspace of Stradley Place at
30 S. High St., where a traditional Veterans
Day ceremony will be held. The ceremony
will begin immediately following the march.
Veterans marching through the city’s
historic downtown will be joined by several
military vehicles provided by Motts Military
Museum from Groveport. The ceremony will
include remarks from Canal Winchester
Mayor Mike Ebert and VFW Post 10523
Commander Rick Williams, as well as a patriotic
keynote address. Other highlights
will include a special performance of the National
Anthem by Councilman Mike Walker,
patriotic selections by CWHS Select Vocal
Ensemble, a 21 Gun Salute, and the playing
During October, event organizers request
submissions of veteran photos to be included
in an honorary digital exhibit at City Hall
and during the Nov.12 celebration.
Photos previously submitted to Community
Affairs office will be exhibited again
and do not need to be resubmitted this year.
Photo submissions should be copies of an
original photo, show veterans or active military
personnel in uniform and include the
following information: name, branch of service,
service dates or number of years served,
and a phone number or email address for
any follow-up questions.
Photos can be mailed to the Community
Affairs Office at 45 E. Waterloo St. Submissions
may also be submitted electronically
on the city’s website or emailed to
photos by Nov. 1 for inclusion.
Visit www.canalwinchesterohio.gov or
call 614-834-9915 for information.
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)
Our Pictorial Past by Rick Palsgrove
Photo courtesy of the Groveport Heritage Museum
CW interurban depot
This is a view of the Scioto Valley Traction Line (electric interurban
railway) station in Canal Winchester in 1907. The historic
station, which is located behind the businesses on
South High Street and near Stradley Park, recently underwent
restoration. The interurban was an electric railway that operated
throughout Central Ohio from 1904 to the 1930s.
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Next Community Plan workshop set for Nov. 9 & 10
The city of Canal Winchester is creating
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The Community Plan will address topics
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The plan is being developed through a series
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“Taking a collaborative, workshop-based
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Destination Outlets World Pumpkin Pie Eating Championship took place Oct. 9 at Destination
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