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Hundreds of families throughout the
region came out to experience a bit of
holiday fun as the city of Grove City
hosted its annual Christmas
Celebration. Throughout the two-day
celebratory extravaganza on Dec. 2 and
Dec. 3, people were able to watch as
fully decked out marching bands and
other civic associations marched in the
evening parade on Friday, peruse handmade
crafts and other goods at the
Mistletoe Market, experience life as it
was in the 1800s with events at Century
Village in Fryer Park, and, of course,
meet Santa Claus as he begins his
preparations for the big night. Although
most of the children who attended the
event were beyond thrilled to see the
jolly man from the North Pole, Eli
Graham, 2, (top) had the opposite reaction
of his older brother, Solomon, who
was delighted to have his picture taken
with the icon. Ever the professional,
Santa (aka John Hampson) took all reactions
in stride. Bottom right, sisters
Hazel and Rowan Limberg (left to right)
were awed by the Christmas tree on display
at the corner of Broadway and Park
Street. Santa Claus helped Mayor
Richard “Ike” Stage perform the tree
lighting duties. More photos can found
on page 2 and at www.columbusmessenger.com
The Grinch (aka Autumn Armstrong)
made an appearance at the Christmas
Celebration. Despite sporting a fearsome
look, The Grinch was on its best
behavior at the event, taking time out of
its evening to pose for pictures with children
and adults alike.
By Andrea Cordle
Grove City Editor
Grove City Council signed off on a preliminary
development plan that could
change the city’s core.
At a meeting in November, council
approved the preliminary plan for
Broadway Live, which is a mixed-use
development located north of Columbus
Street and east of Broadway in the city’s
Town Center. According to Axiom
Ventures, the development would include
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Many in attendance came dressed for
the holidays. Here, Andrew Gibson
shows off his festive hat alongside his
children, Sophia and Connor McNeal.
The trio recently moved to Grove City
and wanted to experience the merriment
in their new hometown.
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about 200 apartments, along with a dining
and entertainment district. It would
include a public plaza, a 40,000 square foot
food hall and event center, as well as
restaurant, retail, and office space. This
would be built on 4.36 acres of land.
“We have the opportunity to create
something special in the Town Center that
residents will enjoy for decades to come,”
said Ethan Temianka, a partner with
Axiom Ventures. “We are excited to bring
this transformative project before you.”
According to Axiom, the project would
include about an acre of open or green
space. It also includes two pedestrian connections
to other areas in the Town Center
- the old library site with a proposed First
Street promenade, and a connection to
Beulah Park via the Columbus Street
Temianka said he plans to work with
city staff on issues like parking, traffic, and
“We share those concerns, and we look
forward to working through those issues,”
Temianka also noted that the development
incorporates sound buffering to
accommodate the nearby residents.
According to the development company,
the mixed-use plan would be a catalyst for
continued growth in the city and would
Liam Johnston-Pickens admires the
Leg Lamp ice sculpture that was on display
on Friday evening.
support existing small businesses in the
Councilman Mark Sigrist called the preliminary
plan “eye popping and exciting.”
Councilman Randy Holt said, “I am a
fan of this plan. It fits with the architecture
of the (Grove City) library.”
Holt said he wanted the project to pay
homage to the history of the area.
According to Temianka, the plan will
provide dramatic architectural features
that highlight the history of Grove City
and will preserve and enhance the character
of the Town Center. He said Axiom
Ventures will meet with members of the
Southwest Franklin County Historical
Society in mid-December to get a better
feel of the architecture and history of the
Temianka also agreed to take part in
public meetings regarding the project moving
Kyle Rauch, the development director
for the city of Grove City, said, “This is a
preliminary plan. It is very much conceptual.”
Rauch said he would take the feedback
from council and the city’s administration
to the developer before taking the next
Broadway Live is estimated to be a $75
million to $85 million development project.
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Christmas in the Village
Messenger photos by Andrea Cordle
The Southwest Franklin County Historical Society hosted Christmas in the Village on
Dec. 3 at Century Village in Grove City. This event, that shows visitors what life was
like in the 1800s, was part of the city of Grove City’s weekend of holiday events. Here,
historical society volunteers (left to right) Norma Manby, Janet Shailer, and Linda
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dressed as a militia member from War of 1812 and Craig Charon is a soldier from the
War of 1812. Both historical volunteers are from Columbus. More photos can be
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Wattle raises funds for food pantry
Messenger photos by Dedra Cordle
Before millions of people across the
country gobbled up a variety of caloriefilled
dishes on Thanksgiving Day, thousands
of people throughout the region
came to the city of Grove City to pound
the pavement for the 11th annual
Thanksgiving Wattle. According to
event organizer Mark Sigrist, more than
1,700 cyclists, runners, walkers, and
wheelchair users signed up for this
year’s 5K race, the most they have ever
had throughout its history.
“Unfortunately, we had to turn some
people away because it was so
packed,” he said. Although the organizers
were saddened to have denied
entry to dozens of would-be participants,
they were ultimately pleased
with the results of the day as more than
$30,000 was raised for the local food
pantry. “It’s always a good day when we
can give back to the community in
some way,” said Sigrist. Shown here are
some of the scenes captured during the
5K walk/run and the 13.4-mile cycling
event on Nov. 24.
Grove City High School students Steven Jordan, Gracie Smith,
and Alivia Beiriger volunteered to be mascots for the event. In
addition to cheering the crowd on, they also participated in the
children’s races to provide further encouragement.
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Many racers and walkers came dressed
for the occasion. Here, friends Mary
Frea and Rachel Thompson showcase
their festive leggings and turkey suit
after completing the race. Thompson
said she believes she would have
clocked in earlier had the suit not been
such a hindrance. “I think it slowed me
down a bit,” she said. To see more photos,
The Freetage family compete in the Turkey Leg 100 race.
Pictured from left are Dave Freetage and his sons, Evan and
December 11, 2022 - GROVE CITY MESSENGER - PAGE 5
By the time you see this, it will be fewer than
30 days before I am sworn in to the Ohio
House of Representatives, serving the new
10th District. As you probably know, Ohio has
a bicameral legislature, which includes a 33-
member Senate whose members serve fouryear
terms and a 99-member House of
Representatives whose members serve twoyear
terms. House districts currently comprise
about 120,000 people. Senate districts include
three House districts, encompassing a
population of approximately 360,000 people.
Our House District consists roughly of west
and southwest Columbus, south of Sullivant
Avenue and east of I-270; portions of the
south side of Columbus; Grove City and Urbancrest;
and most of Franklin Township and
part of Jackson Township.
Messenger photo by Dedra Cordle
On Nov. 22, the Jackson Township Board of Trustees and the Jackson Township Fire Department recognized Stacey Dirosario-
Holmes for a live-saving act of heroism that occurred earlier this month. According to Fire Chief Randy Little, the medical assistant
with Comfort Keepers helped contain the spread of a bedroom fire in the Grove City condominium of her elderly patient and pulled
him and his dog out of the smoke-filled complex at a great personal risk to herself. The board presented the resident of
Reynoldsburg with a proclamation that declares Nov. 22, 2022, as “Stacey Dirosario-Holmes Day” and the fire department presented
her with its Citizen Heroism Award. Pictured from left to right are trustees Dave Burris and Jim Rauck, Deputy Fire Chief Shawn
Quincel, Stacey Dirosario-Holmes, Fire Chief Randy Little, and trustee Ron McClure.
Jackson Township recognizes a citizen hero
By Dedra Cordle
Stacey Dirosario-Holmes says she does
not necessarily buy into the philosophy
that everything happens for a reason, but
she does believe that lessons can be
learned through the obstacles that are
placed onto our path.
It was the fall of 2020 and the Dirosario-
Holmes family was left reeling after a fire
destroyed their Reynoldsburg home.
Despite being devastated by the event, she
was determined to learn what steps, if any,
could have been taken in order to prevent
this personal tragedy.
After picking up some of the pieces of
their lives, Dirosario-Holmes reached out
to the local firefighters who responded to
the scene to get their thoughts on what had
happened to her home and why nearly all
of it was burned to the ground.
“I remember them telling me that if
some of the doors had been closed at the
time when the fire had started, it could
have made a real difference in terms of
slowing the spread of the flames,” she
In hindsight, she said it made perfect
“I didn’t think of this until they told me
that bit of information, but our garage was
largely untouched by the fire compared to
the rest of our home,” she said. “And that
was because all of the doors leading to that
portion of our home were closed.”
Although she wished she could go back
in time with that knowledge in mind to
save her home, the only thing she could
actually do was move forward and file that
information away as a “lesson learned.”
She hoped that there would never come
a time when she would have to put that
knowledge to use.
Unfortunately for Dirosario-Holmes,
she did have to put that lesson to use
recently but she knew exactly what to do
when she saw flames spreading through a
home she was visiting. Her actions that
day have her being hailed as a hero by a
local township’s governing body and its fire
“She put her life on the line to save
another,” said Jackson Township Fire
Chief Randy Little at last month’s board of
trustees meeting where she was honored
for her bravery.
November 1 was a typical day on the job
for Dirosario-Holmes, a medical assistant
who is employed with the in-house senior
care organization, Comfort Keepers. Her
main task that morning was to “keep an
eye” on one of her patients, Grove City resident
Arley Nelson, and remind him to take
it easy as he recovered from a recent medical
“His wife, Ms. Pearl, and their daughter
had a few personal errands to tend to, so I
had to make sure Mr. Arley was getting his
rest,” she said. “Sometimes patients who
are in recovery don’t want to spend as
much time as they should be recovering, so
I had to make sure he was resting up — or
doing as much of it as I could get him to
Comforted by the fact that he had settled
into his favorite recliner, Dirosario-
Holmes went to check on the status of the
laundry and heard a “really loud pop” com-
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I am trying to prepare myself to hit the ground
running. Although there is a lot to learn, I
have attended an initial three-day new-member
orientation and am meeting with House
leadership, community leaders, former legislators,
and constituents in the coming weeks
to get as familiar as possible with the different
corners of our district and priorities of various
communities. I will or already have met with
the mayors of Columbus, Grove City, and Urbancrest;
the superintendents of the Columbus
and South-Western City Schools; Franklin
and Jackson Township trustees; The Ohio
State University President Kristina Johnson;
City Council members and Board of Education
members; and community leaders from the
Greater Hilltop Area Commission and the Far
South Columbus Area Commission, among
others. I’ll also meet with former House members
who can provide helpful insights into
how I can be the most effective.
I will concentrate on quality-of-life issues:
economic growth, workforce development,
and excellent academic education for our children.
House members typically serve on
three of the 23 standing committees. To this
end, I have identified three House committees
that I feel will enable me to contribute the
most: Finance, Technology & Innovation, and
Primary & Secondary Education. Alternatively,
there are three additional committees with
which I feel I can be helpful: Economic &
Workforce Development, Higher Education &
Career Readiness, and Ways & Means. As I
meet with the new House leadership, I will
communicate my interests, priorities, experiences,
and skill sets so that I can be matched
with the committees where I can be the most
effective for the House and for our District.
I wish you and those you love the best for
Christmas and the coming Holidays!
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By Andrea Cordle
Grove City Editor
Last month, Grove City Council
approved legislation to install a permanent
performing arts stage at the old library
site, along Park Street. Now, the city is
purchasing additional property in that
area for public use.
At a recent meeting, the council
approved a purchase agreement with the
Virginia S. Cotton Trust and set aside
$588,500 for the structures at 4107
Arbutus Ave. and 3378 Voeller Ave. The
city is buying the properties for less than
the appraised value, which is listed as
$597,500, per the Horner Appraisal Group.
According to Stephen Smith, the city’s
law director, these two parcels border city
properties in the Town Center.
“This is a key purchase for how the city
is compiling land in the Town Center,” said
City Administrator Chuck Boso said the
city, as well as other entities, have been
hosting events and programs in that area
because they are not having as many
events on Broadway. He said buying the
two parcels of land gives the city opportunity.
“The need for increased space has
become evident,” said Boso.
The city just received a $200,000 state
capital grant that will be used to construct
a performing arts stage. A temporary stage
has been at the old library location for the
past two years.
According to Kim Conrad, the city’s
parks and recreation director, there are
already plans to host events at that location
in 2023. Some of those events include
Friday night concerts, Arts in the Alley,
and the Wine and Arts Festival.
It remains to be seen what the city will
do with the two parcels it purchased.
Councilman Roby Schottke suggested a
“I would gladly support that,” said
Council has asked the city’s administration
to prepare an overall plan for the Town
Center Park area.
Council also approved a purchase and
donation agreement with Berkley and
Joanne Roach. The city has been negotiating
with the Roach family to acquire public
park land on Holton Road. As part of the
agreement, the city will buy just over four
acres on Holton Road for $400,000 and the
Roach family will donate an additional 4.9
acres to the city. Based on the city’s
appraisal, the value of the purchased land
and the donated land total $1.4 million.
The city will appropriate the $400,000
purchase from the Pinnacle Tax Increment
City leaders thanked the family for the
land donation and suggested building a
water feature in the Roach’s name.
In other news, the council approved a
development plan for an addition at the
Buckeye Ranch, located at 5665 Hoover
Road. The plan is to construct a new
administration and residence building at
The facility, formerly called the Buckeye
Boys Ranch, opened in 1961 as a treatment
center for 10 young men. Over the years, it
has transitioned into a provider of emotional,
behavioral, and mental health services
for children and their families.
Councilman Randy Holt asked if there
were any safety concerns about the
Buckeye Ranch or its patients. Kevin
Teaford, the city’s safety director, said they
City purchases property to expand Town Center Park
Grove City Police News
On November 22, 2022, Grove City
Police were dispatched to the 1900
block of Sunny Creek Ct. on a report
of a Burglary. The victim stated a
male suspect entered his home
through his unlocked front door. The
homeowner confronted the suspect
who left. Police located the suspect
trying to get into a neighbor’s home,
he was arrested for the Burglary.
In other police news:
On November 23, 2022, Grove City
Police were dispatched to the 5100
block of Collins Way on a report of a
stolen package. The victim stated
she received an alert from UPS that
their package was delivered at 12:30
pm. When they went to the porch to
retrieve the package at 1:00 pm it
was no longer there. #51208
On November 25, 2022, Grove City
Police were notified of a Burglary in
the 4700 block of Dunmann Way.
The homeowner left the house
around noon and when they returned
around 1pm they discovered
the back window screen had been cut
out and the window was open. The
family dog was inside the house,
nothing was identified as missing at
time of report. #51454
On November 26, 2022, Grove City
Police were dispatched to the 2600
block of Woods Crescent on a report
of a Burglary. The homeowner reported
their checks and some cash
had been stolen from the kitchen
area. Officers discovered a cut window
screen and an open window at
the rear of the house. #51609
On November 28, 2022, Grove City
Police were dispatched to the 3000
block of Broadway on a report of a
robbery. Officers were told that a
customer had ordered food and after
eating started to walk out. The employee
asked if the suspect was going
to pay for his food. The male suspect
pulled a knife and told the employee
to get back. The male was latter located
and arrested by Grove City
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ing from somewhere in the condominium.
“It was like a glass shattering kind of
pop,” she said. “I wasn’t really sure where
it had come from, I wasn’t sure what it was
that had made that noise, but I was really
scared because the sound was just so violent.”
She said she went around the kitchen
island and asked Arley if he knew what
had happened. He did not, but the realization
that something serious, something
dangerous, had occurred had started to
reach their senses.
“I started to smell that awful acrid smell
and then before I knew it a bunch of smoke,
really thick, black smoke was everywhere.”
Spotting the flames licking through the
bedroom, she quickly shut the door to buy
some time as she alerted 911 of the situation
and worked to get her patient out of
his home. She ran over to Arley to set up
the Hurley lift so he could be safely
removed from the area, but the electrical
lift-system decided it would be a good time
to stop working.
“It just died right there, half-way inbetween
lifting him, and then I had to
make a choice.”
Knowing that she could not leave Arley
there to fend for himself as the smoke grew
heavier — “I never would have been able to
live with myself if I had,” she said — she
started dragging him and that Hoyer lift
through the condominium to the front door.
As smoke “as thick as water” filled her
lungs, she ran out of the front door to get a
breath of fresh air so she did not pass out.
She then returned to the smoke-filled living
room and continued to drag Arley to
safety. When they reached the outdoors,
she took another deep breath to go back
inside for the Nelson’s puppy and his
“And that’s when I saw (Jackson
Township firefighter) Greg Tussing and I
have had no issues and have a great relationship
with the ranch.
“We have no concerns from a safety
standpoint,” said Teaford.
Council members also heard a preliminary
development plan for the Harris
Property, located north of State Route 665
and west or Borror Road. The concept was
to build more than 100 free-standing condominiums,
76 town homes, and nearly 150
ranch-style apartments on the land over
The city’s planning commission voted
against this plan due to traffic and density
The developer has come up with a new
plan that will be resubmitted to the planning
commission before coming back before
thought he was just an angel sent from
heaven,” she said. “He honestly could not
have come at a better time and I knew that
by seeing them here that everything would
The fire department personnel and the
board of trustees were quick to point out
that it was her swift actions that led to
“things turning out OK” for all of the people
“This lady is a hero,” said Little. “She
saved someone’s life and she didn’t have to
— and that’s the part that I think is so
“It is hard enough to do the job these
gentlemen do here with an air bottle and
gear on because of the heat and the smoke.
But she didn’t have an air bottle on or any
gear and for her to go in and do that and
then enter again is nothing short of amazing.”
During their meeting last month, the
board of trustees presented Dirosario-
Holmes with a proclamation of gratitude
for her actions that saved the life of Arley
Nelson and those within the surrounding
units. They decreed Nov. 22, 2022 as
“Stacey Dirosario Holmes Day” in the
township. The fire department also presented
Dirosario-Holmes with its Citizen
Heroism Award for her life-saving efforts.
She said she was overwhelmed by the
recognition of her actions that day but
believes that “anyone would have done
what I did.” She added that she was just
glad that she was there to be able to help
out when someone was in need — and that
she was able to put her newfound knowledge
on how to contain the spread of fire to
“Knowing what to do definitely helped
with that aspect,” she said, “but I think I
have had enough fire experiences to last a
Blood drive in Grove City
The American Red Cross will host a
blood drive from 12 to 6 p.m. Dec. 15 at
Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 3005 Holt
Road in Grove City. To schedule an
appointment, call 1-800-448-3543 or visit
Free community meal
Bethel Lutheran Church, 4501 Hoover
Road in Grove City, will host a free community
meal every third Saturday of each
month. The food will be served from noon
to 1 p.m. For more information, call the
church office at 614-875-0510.
S.A.L.T. at Evans Center
The Grove City Division of Police host
Seniors and Law Enforcement Together
(S.A.L.T.) meetings at 1 p.m. the second
Tuesday of each month at the Evans
Center, 4330 Dudley Ave. Adults of all ages
are welcome to attend. If you would like
news and notes
additional information on other crime prevention
programs visit police.grovecityohio.gov
or call 614-277-1765.
Internet Purchase Zones
The city of Grove City’s Division of
Police in cooperation with Jackson
Township established two Internet
Purchase Exchange Zones in response to
safety concerns during person-to-person
exchanges of sales arranged online. The
zones are located at City Hall, 4035
Broadway, and the Jackson Township
Administration Building, 3756 Hoover
Road. Exchange zones are identified by signage
next to designated parking spaces at
each location with video surveillance 24
hours a day, seven days a week. Residents
can conduct transactions knowing their
interactions are recorded. In cases of emergency,
site users should dial 911 for assistance.
For more information, contact the
Grove City Division of Police at 614-277-
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Messenger photo by Dedra Cordle
Largest donation in history!
On Dec. 5, the Grove City Cancer Thrift Shop presented a check to Lifecare
Alliance’s Columbus Cancer Clinic in the amount of $73,000 – the most that has
ever been donated to the organization in the history of the non-profit shop.
Because of the efforts of the volunteers and the community who purchases items
at the store at 3684 Garden Court, hundreds of low-income individuals or those
who have no or limited insurance will be able to access cancer screenings, some
treatment, prosthetics, wigs, and other support services at virtually no cost. Chuck
Gehring, the president and chief executive officer at Lifecare Alliance, said all of
the volunteers should be proud of their efforts as they have helped “save many
lives.” Pictured here from left to right at the volunteer banquet are the shop’s treasurer
Gwen Miller, Lifecare Alliance CEO Chuck Gehring, the shop’s president
Betty Lewis, and the shop’s assistant treasurer Patti Hines. The volunteers said it
is their goal to raise even more money for the Columbus Cancer Clinic next year.
The store is open from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays and from 11 a.m.
to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. Special hours will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 15,
16, and 17 as part of a holiday promotion sale. For more information, visit their webpage
at grovecitycancerthriftshop.com, their social media pages, or call the store
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Holiday safety tips from the Grove City Division of Police
As the holiday season approaches, many
become wrapped up in festivities, making it
easy to overlook simple safety precautions.
The Grove City Division of Police offers
a few holiday safety tips to help ensure
that citizens have a safe holiday season.
•Be aware of your surroundings. Look
•Park in a well-lit area and be sure to
lock your vehicle. Be certain shopping bags
or purses are not visible in your vehicle.
Place items in the trunk when possible.
•Do not approach your car alone when
you are apprehensive about those around
•Avoid carrying large amounts of cash.
Pay with a check or credit card when possible.
•Never provide credit card numbers
unless you initiate the purchase.
•Carry your purse close to your body
and not across your body; keep purses on
one shoulder. Place wallets in an inside or
front pants pocket.
•Teach your children to go to a store
clerk or security guard if they become lost
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•Be aware of strangers approaching you
for any reason. Con-artists take advantage
of holiday generosity to distract you with
the intention of theft. It is not uncommon
for criminals to solicit door-to-door, asking
for donations to sham charitable causes.
While shopping online…
•Be wary of emails from unfamiliar
sources. Unrealistic discounts may be
phishing schemes used to get your personal
•Know who you’re buying from. Stick to
well-known companies and search for
reviews from customers before ordering.
•Stay aware of expected packages being
delivered, be on the lookout for porch
pirates. Consider getting a home camera
system or taking advantage of a package
delivery locker (such as one through
Amazon or UPS). You can also ask for
delivery drivers to place packages out of
sight when they make deliveries.
•If making a purchase online from websites
such as Craigslist or Facebook
Marketplace, consider using one of Grove
City’s Internet Purchase Exchange Zones.
While out for the evening…
•Turn on lights and a radio or TV so it
appears someone is home.
•Be diligent about locking your doors
and windows, even when you’re gone for a
•Do not display gifts or high-priced
items in your home where they can be seen
from the outside.
When going out of town…
•Fill out a Request for Home Security
Check form online or visit the Safety
Complex, 3360 Park St.; forms are available
in the lobby. Your home will be
checked by the Grove City Division of
Police while you are away.
•Stop your mail and newspaper or ask a
neighbor to collect for you.
•Advise a trusted neighbor you will be
out of town. Ask them to report any suspicious
activity to the police immediately.
After the holidays…
It’s fun to share your joy, but be cautious.
Do not advertise gifts received during
the holidays; this includes sharing on
social media sites. Avoid setting boxes at
the curb from high-priced items on trash
day by placing them in a recycle bin. If you
must place boxes at the curb, break them
down and turn labels inside so passersby
cannot identify the contents.
Many programs are available to educate
and deter unlawful activity. Visit the Grove
City Division of Police website, grovecityohio.gov/division-of-police,
for crime alerts,
trends and tips. For additional information
on crime prevention programs, call 614-
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• Whole Beef NY Strip $9.49 lb.
• Falters Old Fashion Hams $3.69 lb.
• Spiral Hams $3.99 lb.
• Pork Crown Roast $5.19 lb.
• Fresh Hams $2.29 lb.
• Meat and Cheese Party Trays
• Steak Gift Boxes (makes for a great gift!)
or make your own gift box
• Gift Certificates - Any denomination
• Der-Dutchman and Stevens
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•Assorted Beef Steaks
•Frozen Lobster Tails
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Holiday Gift Ideas
Holiday Gift Ideas
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1663 Georgesville Square Dr.
Wreath laying service
at Camp Chase Cemetery
At noon on Dec. 17, Christmas wreaths
will be laid on graves in Camp Chase
Confederate Cemetery, located at 2900
Sullivant Ave. in Columbus. Community
members are asked to attend and help
Jeffersonville, Ohio, Dec. 2, 2022 -
Destination Outlets, in Jeffersonville, Ohio
announces holiday hours and Photos with Santa.
Destination Outlets will be extending shopping
hours on Fridays and Saturdays leading up to
The mall will be hosting Photos with Santa
inside Pottery Barn Outlet on Dec. 10 from noon
– 3 p.m.
Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming with be hosting
Photos with Santa on Dec. 3 from 3–5 p.m.
and Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. – noon.
spread more than 335 wreaths across the
cemetery. This location is one of over 3,400
other locations that will also be laying
wreaths on veterans graves around the
world at the same time. For more information
about Wreaths across America, visit
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Dec. 2: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Dec. 3: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Dec. 9: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Dec. 10: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Dec. 16: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Dec. 17: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
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Holiday Gift Ideas
Holiday Gift Ideas
Holiday hours at Cancer Thrift Shop
The Grove City Cancer Thrift Shop,
3684 Garden Court, will be open an extra
hour from 11 a.m to 4 p.m. Dec. 15-17.
There is a large supply of Christmas items,
as well as gifts at bargain prices.
Consignments will not be taken that week.
The thrift shop will close Dec. 17 and
reopen on Jan. 5, 2023. The thrift shop is a
non-profit organization that benefits the
Columbus Cancer Clinic.
For more information, visit grovecitycancerthriftshop.com.
Ring in the new year with Mike
Albert’s Elvis tribute show
Get out of the house and ring in 2023 at a New
Year’s Eve party that is rated one of the best in
The Crowne Plaza Hotel, 6500 Doubletree
Ave., will host Mike Albert and The Big “E”
Band at this 16th annual New Year’s Eve bash.
Albert is an award winning “Elvis Presley
impersonator.” His wardrobe, voice and amazing
wit makes for a wonderful show.
You can get a full service dinner, drinks,
room, hats and horns, champaign toast at midnight
along with a full breakfast New Year’s Day
for only $319 per couple. There is also a party
package for $250 per couple or $150 per single.
Tickets are limited. For reservations, call (614)
Early check in is at 1 p.m., ballroom doors
open at 7 p.m. Draft beer and wine, included in
the price, will be available until midnight, with
dinner at 7 p.m. The show kicks off at 9 p.m.
There will be two televisions in the ballroom to
keep up with the Ohio State football game.
“Mike’s New Year’s Eve show is like no
other,” said promoter Doug Henry. “He interacts
with the crowd, which makes for a fun time.”
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Metro Parks celebrate
50 years of Winter Hikes
In Ohio, people often assume that the
winter means a time to cuddle up inside
and avoid the outdoors.
Fifty years ago, Metro Parks challenged
central Ohioans to bundle up and enjoy the
parks throughout the winter by creating
the Winter Hikes series. The hikes were
originally set up with a naturalist and volunteers
leading visitors along a different
trail each Saturday from January to
February. Hikers could enjoy soup and
camaraderie after the hikes. A crowd of 75
hikers was a very good day in the parks
during those early years.
About 10 years ago, winter hike crowds
began to surge and it was no longer shocking
to see 1,000 hikers on a Saturday
morning. Hikers were encouraged to go on
their own self-guided walk as the naturalists
and volunteers could no longer lead a
walk for that many visitors at once. Soup
and fun was still a major part of the hike
series, although some decided to avoid the
crowd and eat elsewhere after their hikes.
As with all things, the pandemic forced the
hike series to change and it shifted to a
self-guided, avoid the crowds, concept.
This year, for the 50th anniversary of
the Winter Hikes series, Metro Parks are
bringing back some of the tradition while
still keeping things flexible. Visitors can
hike any trail, any time from December to
February as part of the series. Each month
will feature different parks where you can
take a walk, get your hike card stamped
and maybe join a group for a walk. Hike
under the Twinkling Lights in December
and in January and February enjoy hot
drinks and treats or search for a collectible
winter hike wooden medallion along the
•Visit the parks highlighted each
month and hike any trail during the designated
•Have a staff member stamp your
Winter Hikes card.
•Hike seven parks to earn a Metro Park
Winter Hikes patch.
•Visit Friends of Metro Parks to find
out how to earn hike medallions and additional
For more information on Winter Hikes,
- Jill Snyder, Metro Parks visitor and
Chex is a 5-monthold
who is eager to
find her forever family.
She is a sweet and
playful girl who is
sure to steal your
heart. Chex is
and up to
date on vaccines.
Stop by and meet her
at the Colony Cats
cage-free Adoption Center.
Pets of the week
Martha is a very
sweet but shy girl.
Martha and her littermates
were found in
a laundry room with
no windows or toys to
play with. They were
in that room for nine
months. Now that
Martha has been rescued,
she would love
a window to watch the outside world. A quiet
home would be best for her. She gets along
with other cats but has never been around a
dog. Adopt Martha from Friends for Life
These furry friends are available
for adoption at local
rescues and shelters
Buckeye is a 10-
breed. This sweetheart
loves to give
kisses, cuddle, and
sleep on the sofa. He
also loves a good
game of tug of war.
Buckeye is housebroken
and will proudly sit for a soft treat. He is
playful with the resident dog in his foster
home, and is friendly with people he meets.
Buckeye’s holiday wish is that he finds a very
loving and cozy forever home.
Almond Joy is so
much fun to have
around. She is excited
about walks, toys,
and treats. She loves
everyone and makes
she goes. Almond
Joy loves kids as
much as she loves any other human. She is
not a huge fan of other dogs, but she walks
politely past them in public. She can be active
one moment and then lazy on the couch the
next. Overall, this girl would be a perfect pal
for anyone who gives her pets and attention.
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The fun of playing football in the snow
I was never much of a football player as a
kid, but I do know one thing about the sport
- it’s a lot more fun played in the snow.
Back in my days of youth, my older brother
organized regular pick-up football, baseball,
and basketball games among all the
neighborhood kids. At first we used our backyard
for these contests. In fact, we played so
much baseball there that we wore out the
grass in the yard to the point that it looked
like a real baseball diamond with patches of
dirt at home plate, the pitcher’s “mound,” and
the bases. I remember my dad being unconcerned
about the worn out turf. He said of the
grass, “It’ll grow back.”
As we kids all grew a bit older, we moved
our football and baseball games from our
backyard to a nearby larger vacant lot. The
ground on this lot was lumpy, but no matter.
Whenever a fresh snowfall blanketed our
playing fields, the football came out, no matter
the day of the week or low temperature.
We would all gather at the field, pristine with
fresh snow, and then proceed to track it up
Football in the snow meant one could slide
several feet in the snow when hitting the
ground. It meant bundling up in warm coats
or sweatshirts that served as extra padding
to absorb hits when tackled. It meant getting
cold snow down your back and in your face,
which actually cooled you off as you worked
up a sweat playing. It meant hearing the
crunch of snow under your feet and also
when a ball carrier and tacklers mushed to
the ground in a pile. It meant going out for a
pass and faking out a defender then watching
them slip and slide in the snow. It meant precision
was meaningless. It meant showing
the cold weather that it could not stop you
from playing ball. It meant you were alive. It
meant having fun!
I think that memories like this pop up for
people whenever they see a rare college or
NFL game being played in the snow. It
prompts folks to remember playing in the
snow themselves and how much fun it was.
It also makes the usual machine-like
nature of college and pro football games,
mostly played on sterile looking fields, revert
back to the game’s roots of playing in the
snow and mud when everyone was on equal
footing. I bet the pro and college players like
playing in the snow, too.
Those snowy football games we played in
our youth ended when we either finally got
too cold, the sun set, or it was time for dinner.
I don’t see kids out in their yards much
these days playing football in the snow or
making snowmen or having snowball fights
or cracking the thin ice on mud puddles just
to feel it and hear it give way under our feet.
They don’t know what they are missing.
Rick Palsgrove is the managing editor of the
Columbus Messenger Newspapers.
United Methodist Church
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Saturday, December 24, 7:00-8:00
We conclude our service with
singing the closing song with
lighted candles held by congreation.
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(coner of White Road & Jackson Pike)
CHRISTMAS EVE E MASSES
4 pm, 7 pm, 9 pm, midnight
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Grove City Christmas
Christmas at First Presbyterian
Church of Grove City:
All Are Always Welcome!
In-Person or on Facebook!
4227 Broadway, Grove City
Saturday, December 17th
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Free Community Brown Bag Lunch Drive Thru
Sunday, December 18th
10:00 a.m. Worship Service
Saturday, December 24th
7:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Sunday, December 25th
10:00 a.m. Christmas Worship Service
80 E. Markison Ave., Columbus, OH 43207
Saturday, December 24th
Christmas Eve Services 3 & 7 pm
Sunday, December 25th
Christmas Day Service 8:30am & 11:00 am
Saturday, Dec. 31 - New Year’s Eve Service 3 & 7 pm
St. John Lutheran Church
3220 Columbus St., Grove City, OH 43123
Christmas Eve Worship
4:00, 6:00 & 8:00 p.m.
Christmas Day Service 10 a.m.
Sat. 4 p.m., Sun. 8:15 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Contemporary Service Sun. 11 a.m.
Sunday’s at 11:00 am in person and online.
Bible Study online Wednesday’s @ 6:30 pm.
December 31, 2022 @ 11:00 pm online
Pastor Keia Holt
Covenant Believers Community Church
99 Commerce St. , Lockbourne, OH 43137
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Santa wields a sledgehammer in “Violent Night”
The Reel Deal
‘Tis the season when people all
across the world gather in front of
their television sets, computer monitors,
and smartphone screens to
usher in a bit of Christmas cheer
through a variety of entertainment
offerings that aim to elicit the soothing
sensation of the warm fuzzies for their audience.
Although there is a certain segment of the population who
likes to watch this type of programming throughout the
year, most only care to view the festive fare within a threeweek
window as it provides a nice distraction from the
mountain of debt you are incurring from buying gifts for
those who do not deserve them or for those who can frankly
afford to purchase the items for themselves.
For those in the latter category who find a certain kind
of solace in the holiday flick, there is a new Christmas
movie that was released into the theaters this past weekend
called “Violent Night” that offers both a heart-warming
nod to the spirit of the season and a good spot of bloody
viciousness thanks to a sledgehammer-wielding Santa who
is spoiling to smash in the faces of those who made it onto
his very naughty list.
In this acerbic home-invasion comedy thriller from
director Tommy Wirkola, “Stranger Things” star David
Harbour plays the barbaric Kris Kringle who has just
about had it with this whole delivering-present-to-children
gig. When the film opens, he is nearly slumped over the
counter of a pub in England on Christmas Eve, bemoaning
the fact that the alcoholic beverages being served are still
rendering him “upright.” During a slurred conversation
with a small Santa Claus, he lets loose on having to serve
at the whim of children who just “want, crave, and consume.”
In this amusing scene between the holiday icons of good
cheer, the real Santa admits his duties are a curse — a
backstory scene posits that it just might be one as a form
of punishment for his past deeds — and laments that all he
wants to do is to be done with the whole thing. Alas, he
must fulfill his duties and he goes about it begrudgingly,
haphazardly tossing presents to the ground, viciously biting
the heads off of cookies left out for him and raiding the
booze cabinets of the wealthier homes.
When he visits the Lightstone resident, where powerful
matriarch Gertrude (Beverly D’Angelo) hosts her daughter
Alva (Edi Patterson), son Jason (Alex Hassell), and their
immediate family members, he is in for a violent surprise.
Although the compound is heavily fortified, a team of mercenaries
led by “Mr. Scrooge” (John Leguizamo) have broken
into the estate seeking the $300 million that are
believed to be in a vault downstairs.
Because Santa Claus sees the sniping Lightstone family
as greedy (they very much are, hilariously so and most
proud of the fact) he thinks nothing of leaving them to the
whims of the violent team that all sport cheeky holiday
codenames. But when he gets a whispered plea
for help from Jason’s very good daughter Trudy
(Leah Brady), he does the two things he swore he
would never do again: get involved in real-life situations
and pick up his beloved sledgehammer and
smash his enemies to smithereens.
Despite the over-the-top violence that is found
within this film — and no, that is not an understatement
as Santa gets down and bloody with tree-toppers,
string lights, and candy canes, along with his
trusty hammer — it actually has a beating heart to
it, especially with the budding friendship between
Santa and Trudy, one of the last individuals on
Earth who genuinely believe in him and his innate
goodness. Although they do not spend too much
time together on screen — Santa is busy roughing
up the bad guys while Trudy has her own subplot
where she does her best Kevin McCallister impression
— their bonding sessions come via walkie-talkie
where they open up about their lives and their vulnerabilities.
It’s such a sweet thing to witness, even
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Franklin County Public Health has launched
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and health data website.
Funded by the CDC Overdose Data to Action Grant,
the Franklin County Comprehensive Addiction and
Recovery Evaluation System (Franklin County
CARES) provides a one-stop resource for comprehensive
data on addiction, recovery, and health for
Franklin County residents and communities.
The user-friendly website was built with a diverse
array of Franklin County community members in
mind. Franklin County CARES will allow residents to
learn more about their neighborhoods and surrounding
communities, while agencies addressing the overdose
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The website features dashboards showcasing local
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system interactions, as well as resources and data-driven
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also provides access to a database of funding opportunities,
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Demographic data and mapping features on
Franklin County CARES offer opportunities to identify
populations and locations that have experienced and
are experiencing disparities in health. The Health
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these areas. By breaking out all available data into
subgroups, community members and agencies can
identify groups that are suffering from disparities and
identify opportunities to close these gaps.
Franklin County Public Health was awarded a
three-year CDC Overdose Data to Action Grant, which
has brought an estimated $3.9 million dollars a year to
the community to fight the opiate crisis. The purpose of
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Visit franklincocares.org for more information.
with all the bloodshed that is happening throughout the
movie, and sometimes during their old-school chat sessions.
Due to its premise and the violent action that takes
place within, “Violent Night” will not be looked upon fondly
by those who enjoy the more traditional holiday flick but
for those who would like to see something a bit different
this holiday season might want to take a peek at this one.
It has a certain kind of magic to it, magic largely produced
by Harbour who is having a good time playing this version
of the bearded icon, and it manages to serve up all the hallmarks
of a classic holiday movie people love so much at
this time of the year — just with a bit more blood and gore.
Dedra Cordle is a Messenger staff writer and columnist.
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Shell Gas Station - Broadway & I-270
United Dairy Farmers - Broadway & Southwest
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Grove City Library - 3959 Broadway
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The Ohio Department of Development
announced that up to $182 million will be
available to support small businesses in
“There is no better place to live, work,
and raise a family than in Ohio, and our
small businesses are a major reason why,”
said Governor Mike DeWine. “My administration
is dedicated to supporting the
small businesses that are so integral to our
state, especially those that need extra support
to get off the ground and become a
The funds are being awarded to Ohio as
part of the federal State Small Business
Credit Initiative (SSBCI). Ohio will initially
receive approximately $52.4 million to
support socially and economically disadvantaged
individuals, very small businesses,
and early-stage, technology-based companies.
The remaining funds will be made
available through multiple allocations as
the state meets expected performance targets.
The Department of Development will
administer the SSBCI program in Ohio
through the Minority Business
Development Division and the Ohio Third
Frontier, splitting the funding among four
programs that are expected to be available
by the end of 2022:
• The Community Development
Financial Institutions (CDFI) Loan
Participation Program will provide loans
to socially and economically disadvantaged
individuals, very small businesses, and
businesses located in CDFI tracts.
• The Ohio Collateral Enhancement
Program will provide collateral on small
business loans made by financial institutions
to allow small businesses to access
loans that otherwise would have been
• The Ohio Venture Fund will provide
capital to investment funds to invest in
early-stage, tech-based companies.
• The Early-Stage Focus Fund will complement
the existing Ohio Third Frontier
Pre-Seed Fund to support funds that target
investments to early-stage, tech-based
companies in underserved communities
“Small businesses are the backbone of
the Ohio economy, and this money will
help ensure they are positioned to grow
and create good jobs across Ohio,”
Development Director Lydia Mihalik said.
“Our staff is working hard to stand up
these programs so the funding can flow to
businesses as soon as possible.”
The American Rescue Plan reauthorized
and expanded SSBCI, which was
originally established in 2010 to increase
access to capital for traditionally underserved
small businesses and entrepreneurs.
Additional details about the programs
are available at Development.Ohio.gov.
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The Grove City Police Department has recovered
numerous bicycles, tools, electronic equipment, clothing
and monies over the course of several months.
The bicycles are of various types and models, as are
the tools and electronic equipment. All properties are
held in a secured police facility at all times. If you
believe you have claim to any of the property and have
proof of ownership for the property, you may call the
Grove City Police Department Property Room at
614-277-1757. A review and release of any and all
property is by appointment only. All items not claimed
will be sold at public auction, turned over to the Law
Enforcement Fund, or destroyed according to Ohio
Qualified organizations may be eligible to receive
bicycles as charitable donations from the City of
Grove City. Qualified organizations must have a valid
ruling or determination letter recognizing the taxexempt
status of the organization, pursuant to Internal
Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) or (c)(19).
Representatives may call the Grove City Police
Department Property Room at 614-277-1757 to
inquire about the donation process.
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COME AND GET IT!
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