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

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

<strong>January</strong> <strong>15</strong> - 28, <strong>2023</strong> www.columbusmessenger.com Vol. XLII, No.7<br />

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Classic<br />

<strong>Messenger</strong> photos by Pat Donahue<br />

Crossing High School senior Jamie<br />

Ramirez won all five of his matches to<br />

take the <strong>15</strong>0-pound crown at the 10th<br />

Annual Comet Classic, held at Central<br />

Crossing on Jan. 7. Shown here, (top<br />

right) Ramirez is on his way to a 45-second<br />

pin over Taylor Turner of Logan.<br />

Jamie Ramirez was joined in the Comet<br />

Classic by his brothers, Jacob, who is a<br />

freshman, and Josh, a sophomore.<br />

There were 18 teams competing in the<br />

event.<br />

Council approves<br />

rezoning proposal<br />

By Andrea Cordle<br />

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

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Council approved rezoning<br />

and annexation legislation that would<br />

clear a path for future development.<br />

At the Jan. 3 meeting, the council<br />

accepted the annexation of about 10 acres<br />

located north of White Road and east of<br />

McDowell Road. This moves the property<br />

from Jackson Township into <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>.<br />

Council members also approved an ordinance<br />

to rezone those 10 acres, along with<br />

See CITY COUNCIL page 2<br />

Inside<br />

Central Crossing’s Brandon Sheets<br />

(bottom right) faced off against Landon<br />

Levalley of Elgin in round two of the 10th<br />

Annual Comet Classic. Sheets won with<br />

a first period pin and went on to a second<br />

place finish in the tournament. He<br />

won four of his five matches and his 24<br />

team points helped Central Crossing to<br />

a second place finish.<br />

Pets of the Week ................ 9<br />

The Reel Deal ...................... 11<br />

Development and Traffic<br />

<strong>City</strong> leaders try to balance development<br />

and infrastructure Page 4<br />

Top Cop<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> officer honored by MADD<br />

for keeping citizens safe Page 5<br />

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Central Crossing freshman Jacob<br />

Ramirez and Dominic Renda of Franklin<br />

Heights met up in the first round of the<br />

144-pound class at the Comet Classic.<br />

Ramirez got off to a good start with a pin<br />

in the first period, and went on to place<br />

second in the tournament.<br />

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PAGE 2 - GROVE CITY MESSENGER - <strong>January</strong> <strong>15</strong>, <strong>2023</strong><br />

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<strong>City</strong> employee<br />

honored by ICC<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Safety Director Kevin<br />

Teaford announced the building division’s<br />

Certified Permit Technician Kota<br />

Wharton was awarded the 2022<br />

National Permit Technician of the Year<br />

by Permit Tech Nation, an organization<br />

of the International Code Council (ICC).<br />

Joining the city’s building division in<br />

July 2021, Wharton, in 16 months,<br />

achieved regional and national recognition<br />

for his involvement in the code profession<br />

achieving multiple certifications<br />

and committee assignments. He was<br />

named to a three-year term on the<br />

National Building Code Action<br />

Committee, helping to review, develop,<br />

and implement building codes to promote<br />

building safety and fire prevention.<br />

“The award is well-deserved, and we<br />

are truly proud of Kota’s accomplishment<br />

and the positive spotlight he’s<br />

afforded the ICC and our community,”<br />

said Mayor Richard L. “Ike” Stage.<br />

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<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Building Division employee Kota Wharton (right) is<br />

recognized by Mayor Richard “Ike” Stage for being named the<br />

2022 National Permit Technician of the Year.<br />

CITY COUNCIL<br />

Continued from page 1<br />

an additional 13 acres from single family and residential<br />

to planned unit development.<br />

These moves laid the groundwork for Epcon<br />

Communities to move forward with its plan to build 74<br />

single-family residential units. This proposed development<br />

is broken into two sections. The northern section<br />

would consist of 40 units and the section to the south<br />

would include 34 housing units. This proposal also<br />

includes four acres of open space, a multi-purpose<br />

trail, and amenities like a clubhouse, pool, and pickleball<br />

court. The community would cater to empty<br />

nesters.<br />

In October 2022, the council approved the preliminary<br />

development plan for this community, called<br />

Courtyards at Mulberry Run. Council members<br />

Christine Houk and Mark Sigrist voted against the<br />

conceptual plan citing density, traffic, and safety concerns.<br />

Several residents attended the meeting to share<br />

their concerns about the proposal.<br />

“The last remaining bit of green space along White<br />

Road is going to disappear because it wasn’t valuable<br />

enough to the city to preserve,” said Jason Wolfe.<br />

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to an already-existing park and a terrible location for<br />

further development.<br />

Council president Ted Berry said he would have<br />

supported a park at the property, but said the city does<br />

not control who people sell their land to.<br />

Kelly Wolfe also addressed the council and said<br />

White Road is already overburdened with traffic from<br />

the Buckeye Parkway development.<br />

“We are going to have a nightmare,” she said.<br />

Residents said drivers use White Road to avoid the<br />

more travelled Stringtown Road. They also said during<br />

peak driving times, Stringtown Road, Hoover Road,<br />

and White Road are usually backed up.<br />

“Adding 75 homes to that is not a good idea,” said<br />

resident Ted Basinger.<br />

Basinger said he enjoys living in <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>, but the<br />

pace of development is giving him pause. He said city<br />

leaders make it too easy on developers.<br />

“Back off and see what is right for the area,” he said.<br />

“Be careful. It (the city) is going to turn into something<br />

none of us want.”<br />

The council voted to approve the rezoning with a 3-<br />

1 vote. Sigrist voted against the legislation, still citing<br />

density and safety concerns. Houk was not present at<br />

the Jan. 3 meeting to cast a vote, but she<br />

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did submit comments that were read publicly<br />

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Houk said White Road serves as an<br />

alternative to Stringtown Road and adding<br />

74 residential units would be ill-advised as<br />

it would add to the traffic congestion. She<br />

also shared her concerns regarding safety<br />

for pedestrians.<br />

Councilman Roby Schottke said council<br />

members would have a lot to address when<br />

the final development plan comes before<br />

council, which should be in late February.


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<strong>January</strong> <strong>15</strong>, <strong>2023</strong> - GROVE CITY MESSENGER - PAGE 3<br />

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PAGE 4 - GROVE CITY MESSENGER - <strong>January</strong> <strong>15</strong>, <strong>2023</strong><br />

By Andrea Cordle<br />

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

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> leaders are trying to figure<br />

out a way to balance development and<br />

infrastructure in the southern portion of<br />

the city.<br />

At a meeting last month, council voted<br />

to postpone a rezoning request and a development<br />

plan for Communities at Plum<br />

Run, located north of State Route 665 and<br />

east of State Route 104. Pulte Homes has<br />

requested a zoning change from single family<br />

to planned unit development on 144<br />

acres of land. The plan is to build a residential<br />

subdivision consisting of 266 singlefamily<br />

lots and 94 condominiums.<br />

The legislation was postponed until the<br />

Feb. 21 council meeting, though city leaders<br />

said it could be delayed even further.<br />

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The reason for the postponement is to gather<br />

more information on infrastructure and<br />

traffic issues.<br />

According to city councilman Roby<br />

Schottke, the developer requested the<br />

delay so they could work with city officials,<br />

and representatives from Jackson<br />

Township and the Ohio Department of<br />

Transportation (ODOT) on the State Route<br />

104 and 665 traffic concerns.<br />

When these two pieces of legislation<br />

first appeared before the council, several<br />

community members spoke against the<br />

approval of the plan. The residents shared<br />

concerns about the amount of development<br />

in that area adding to the traffic, which is<br />

already a problem, according to many residents.<br />

One resident even presented council<br />

members with a petition that included signatures<br />

of more than 100 people who<br />

opposed the development and rezoning<br />

plan.<br />

Schottke said traffic along State Route<br />

104 is going to increase, with or without<br />

Communities at Plum Run. He said development<br />

is happening south of the city, in<br />

Pickaway County, that is putting more<br />

vehicles on that roadway.<br />

According to the councilman, <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

has taken the lead to address the State<br />

Route 104 and 665 intersection. Schottke<br />

said city leaders will meet with ODOT representatives<br />

and Jackson Township officials.<br />

“We are looking at what can be done to<br />

fix that intersection,” said Schottke.<br />

Some residents believe that the infrastructure<br />

should be addressed before the<br />

city allows more development. <strong>City</strong> officials<br />

say that private development helps to fund<br />

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

Housing developments cause concern about traffic congestion<br />

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

The American Red Cross will host several<br />

blood drives in <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>, including:<br />

•Jan. 17 from noon to 6 p.m. at First<br />

Baptist Church of <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>, 3301 Orders<br />

Road<br />

•Jan. 17 from noon to 6 p.m. at the<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Library, 3959 Broadway<br />

•Jan. 19 from noon to 6 p.m. at<br />

Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 3005 Holt<br />

Road<br />

•Jan. 20 from noon to 6 p.m., <strong>City</strong> of<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Kingston Center, 3226<br />

Kingston Ave.<br />

•Jan. 21 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at <strong>Grove</strong><br />

<strong>City</strong> United Methodist Church, 2684<br />

Columbus St.<br />

•Jan. 24 from noon to 6 p.m. at St<br />

John’s Lutheran Church, 3220 Columbus<br />

St.<br />

To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-<br />

448-3543 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.<br />

Free community meal<br />

Bethel Lutheran Church, 4501 Hoover<br />

infrastructure improvements. Council<br />

members believe it will take private developers<br />

and public entities to work together<br />

to find the solutions.<br />

In related news, the council approved a<br />

preliminary development plan for the<br />

Harris Property, located at the northwest<br />

corner of London <strong>Grove</strong>port Road and<br />

Borror Road. This proposal aims to put 323<br />

homes on about 96 acres of land.<br />

According to Joe Ciminello, the developer,<br />

this community will focus on empty<br />

nesters and will feature homes that range<br />

from $400,000 to $$500,000. He said he<br />

hopes to start construction on the development<br />

in the spring of 2024.<br />

A traffic study is planned, and part of<br />

the proposal includes extending<br />

Hawthorne Parkway, which Ciminello said<br />

would help alleviate some traffic issues on<br />

State Route 665 and 104.<br />

A few residents addressed the council<br />

with concerns about traffic, safety, and<br />

density.<br />

Councilwoman Christine Houk said she<br />

was hesitant to approve more housing<br />

developments until there is more clarity on<br />

infrastructure improvements.<br />

“The 665 and 104 corridors deserve a<br />

considerable amount of attention,” said<br />

Houk. “That may take a while.”<br />

Houk was the only council member to<br />

vote against the preliminary development<br />

plan for the Harris Property. The resolution<br />

passed with a 3-1 vote. Councilman<br />

Mark Sigrist was not present at the meeting<br />

for the vote.<br />

Council will still need to sign off on the<br />

development plan before the project is able<br />

to move forward.<br />

community events<br />

Road in <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>, will host a free community<br />

meal every third Saturday of each<br />

month. The food will be served from noon<br />

to 1 p.m. For more information, call the<br />

church office at 614-875-0510.<br />

Wellness services for seniors<br />

LifeCare Alliance provides a nurse at<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Church of the Nazarene in<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> weekly to provide free foot care<br />

and other wellness services for seniors. To<br />

schedule an appointment or for more information,<br />

call the wellness office at 614-437-<br />

2878.<br />

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

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

Seniors and Law Enforcement Together<br />

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

Tuesday of each month at the Evans<br />

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

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

additional information on other crime prevention<br />

programs visit police.grovecityohio.gov<br />

or call 614-277-1765.


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In Achievement<br />

<strong>January</strong> <strong>15</strong>, <strong>2023</strong> - GROVE CITY MESSENGER - PAGE 5<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> officer named TOP COP by MADD<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Division of Police officer Brandon Judd was awarded<br />

the Central Ohio Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving<br />

(MADD) 2022 TOP COP Award.<br />

MADD recognizes officers who go above and beyond to curb<br />

impaired driving in their communities, with an award of excellence.<br />

The award goes to those who continually display a commitment<br />

to reducing impaired driving through enforcement, education,<br />

and prevention.<br />

This is Judd’s fourth MADD Award of excellence and second<br />

TOP Cop Award.<br />

“We are extremely proud of Officer Judd,” said Police Chief<br />

Richard Fambro. “His commitment to reducing the number of<br />

impaired drivers on our roadways increases the safety of our community.”<br />

Judd began his law enforcement career in 2011 after a family<br />

member was killed by an impaired driver. His career is dedicated<br />

to apprehending impaired drivers with the thought that each traffic<br />

stop could save a life.<br />

Judd’s drive and peer training have lead to success in OVI<br />

detection and arrests.<br />

“We are continually impressed with Officer Judd’s personal<br />

efforts and pledge to keep <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> families safe,” said <strong>Grove</strong><br />

<strong>City</strong> Mayor Richard “Ike” Stage. “His work ethic and drive are<br />

evident throughout all aspects of his law enforcement career.”<br />

Judd was honored as <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Division of Police Officer of<br />

the Year twice, is a member of the Division’s Strategic Response<br />

team and a field training officer. Over the last 12 months, Judd<br />

issued 142 OVI arrests.<br />

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PAGE 6 - GROVE CITY MESSENGER - <strong>January</strong> <strong>15</strong>, <strong>2023</strong><br />

Dave Dobos<br />

STATE REPRESENTATIVE<br />

The Work<br />

Has<br />

Started…<br />

By the time this issue of the <strong>Messenger</strong> is published,<br />

I will have been sworn in as a member<br />

of the Ohio House of Representatives. Our<br />

first session of the 135th Ohio General Assembly<br />

took place on <strong>January</strong> 3rd in the<br />

House Chambers. The main orders of business<br />

were to swear in members, vote for the<br />

respective House leadership positions, and<br />

approve various procedural resolutions so<br />

the House can operate. The House reconvened<br />

later in the afternoon in a joint session<br />

with the State Senate to witness the formal<br />

announcement of the popular vote results for<br />

the state executive branch offices of Governor,<br />

Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General,<br />

Secretary of State, Auditor, and Treasurer.<br />

Although the House meets in its chambers in<br />

the State House, House Members are provided<br />

offices in the Riffe Tower (NW corner of<br />

High & State Streets—across from the State<br />

House) to work individually and meet with<br />

constituents. My office is on the 11th floor,<br />

my office phone is 614-466-9690, and my<br />

email address is rep10@ohiohouse.gov (I represent<br />

the new 10th District). By the end of<br />

the week, we should have learned our committee<br />

assignments and begun to meet to<br />

consider our respective agendas for the next<br />

two years.<br />

Each representative is allotted a legislative<br />

aide. My aide is Bria Meisse (pronounced my’<br />

see). She is a recent honors graduate of Ashland<br />

University, did an internship research<br />

project with the Federal Reserve Bank of<br />

Cleveland, and played varsity soccer at the<br />

university. Her areas of interest are economic<br />

growth and education. So, our priorities<br />

match up well. She also can be reached at the<br />

number and email above and, in most cases,<br />

probably will be the first of us to respond to<br />

your questions and concerns.<br />

In past years, the House of Representatives<br />

has not convened much in <strong>January</strong> after the<br />

first week. That would appear to be different<br />

for this General Assembly. We have been<br />

scheduled to meet throughout <strong>January</strong>, with<br />

the exception of the week of <strong>January</strong> 16th.<br />

The intent is to get a jumpstart on the work<br />

and to complete some of the unfinished business<br />

of the last General Assembly. In future<br />

weeks, I will provide more details about portions<br />

of that work.<br />

(Dave Dobos represents the new Ohio House<br />

of Representatives 10th District, which consists<br />

of most of the west and southwest sides<br />

of Columbus, parts of the south side of<br />

Columbus, <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>, Urbancrest, and<br />

Franklin Township. He reports to us regularly<br />

via this column, which is paid for by Dobos<br />

for Ohio.)<br />

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Back in my early teenybop days of the<br />

sixties, I’d routinely fall asleep at night<br />

with my bedside radio blaring rock and roll<br />

hits. It was always tuned in to one of New<br />

York <strong>City</strong>’s AM stations, either WINS with<br />

DJ Murray the K, or WABC with DJ<br />

Cousin Brucie. Disc jockeys were big back<br />

then and they were two of the biggest. The<br />

WINS signal always quickly faded when<br />

the nightly FCC mandated power cutback<br />

guideline was invoked. So WABC, with its<br />

stronger, but still horrible night signal,<br />

usually won out.<br />

If you wanted to listen to pop music<br />

back then, poor quality static filled AM<br />

radio was still the only game in town, that<br />

or your scratched monograph vinyl records.<br />

The music technology boom hadn’t arrived<br />

and even stereo wasn’t an option yet. FM<br />

was lurking on the horizon but hadn’t<br />

made its grand entrance, at least for the<br />

music teenagers wanted to hear. AM stations<br />

were almost entirely music with few<br />

news or talk shows as now dominate the<br />

modern AM airwaves, as opposed to today,<br />

where stereo music of every kind has<br />

moved over to the FM stations. Somehow,<br />

we deprived teenagers survived.<br />

As I lay in bed with the DJ playing current<br />

hits my eyes would slowly start to<br />

close. Despite the “horrible noise”, as my<br />

parents called it, I’d begin to enter the<br />

serenity of Lalaland. Inevitably I’d hear a<br />

song from Frankie Valli and The Four<br />

Seasons. They were big across the country,<br />

especially in the New York <strong>City</strong> area where<br />

they began in 1960, right across the<br />

Hudson River in Newark. They were on all<br />

the time with hit after hit. Frankie was<br />

only in his twenties when the group began.<br />

Fast forward to 2022. I was flipping<br />

through the TV channels and came upon a<br />

special, “Frankie Valli and The Four<br />

Seasons: A Life on Stage.” There was<br />

Frankie Valli, singing his many hit songs.<br />

Frankie is 88 now and he sounded amazingly<br />

good, still hitting the high notes and<br />

almost sounding as good as he did over 60<br />

years ago. His backup group, The Four<br />

Seasons, was there too, but members have<br />

changed over the years, like flipping the<br />

months on a calendar, with younger voices<br />

taking over the parts. Incredibly, the group<br />

is in the middle of a long and grueling winter<br />

concert tour.<br />

I’ve always enjoyed those PBS shows<br />

where they bring the older groups back to<br />

us, often with new members as time has<br />

claimed many of the original voices. I’m<br />

always astonished at how good and original<br />

sounding they still are and just love the<br />

many memories they bring back with their<br />

songs. I often get a tear in my eye when I<br />

see how old some of the original members<br />

now look. I’m careful not to look into the<br />

mirror for a few days afterwards, else I<br />

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e lyrics of life<br />

might go into shock from my own reality<br />

check.<br />

The image of 88-year-old Frankie Valli<br />

on that stage was still on my mind the next<br />

day when I headed to the store. My car<br />

radio was tuned to a country station as a<br />

song I hadn’t heard in many years came on.<br />

It was a 1967 song, “Yesterday, When I<br />

Was Young,” sung by a very gifted musician,<br />

Roy Clark, best known for his role on<br />

television’s “Hee Haw.” I’d forgotten what a<br />

beautiful song it was, and I’d encourage<br />

you to listen to it and feel the power of it. I<br />

turned the radio volume up and listened<br />

intently to the words as it played and joggled<br />

my memory.<br />

Growing up in the New York <strong>City</strong> area,<br />

Baseball’s Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle<br />

was always in the news and an idol of<br />

many kids. The Mantle-Maris teammate<br />

days were special for baseball. But Mickey<br />

wasn’t a good role model for his fans. He<br />

abused his liver and developed spreading<br />

liver cancer and passed away in ’95 at the<br />

early age of 63. In his last year he told his<br />

fans, “Don’t be like me,” as he finally came<br />

to accept and appreciate the difference<br />

between being a role model and a hero. He<br />

realized the errors of his ways, but it was<br />

too late. “If I’d known I was gonna live this<br />

long, I’d have taken better care of myself.”<br />

Realizing the end was coming, Mantle<br />

planned his funeral. He asked if Clark<br />

would sing “Yesterday, When I Was<br />

Young” because he realized how closely the<br />

words portrayed his life. Clark obliged in a<br />

moving ceremony. One of the verses goes:<br />

“I ran so fast that time and youth at last<br />

ran out, I never stopped to think what life<br />

was all about and every conversation that I<br />

can now recall concerned itself with me and<br />

nothing else at all.” The song ends: “The<br />

time has come for me to pay for yesterday<br />

when I was young.”<br />

When you’re young you think you’re<br />

invincible and the concept of ever growing<br />

old applies to everyone but you. The first<br />

time the reality hit me was when I pulled<br />

my guitar out of the closet years after leaving<br />

college and strummed one of Simon and<br />

Garfunkel’s early songs, “Leaves that are<br />

Green.” I was 21 when I first learned to<br />

play it, but the words didn’t register the<br />

meaning for me back then. It starts out: “I<br />

was twenty-one years when I wrote this<br />

song, I’m twenty two now but I won’t be for<br />

long. Time hurries on and the leaves that<br />

are green turn to brown.” I was in my 30s<br />

as I revisited it and remember thinking<br />

yikes, those words have meaning and are<br />

more than a pretty tune. Where did the<br />

years go?<br />

Almost every musical group or musician<br />

that’s been resilient over time has released<br />

a song about the far-reaching topic of<br />

changes and reflections we experience over<br />

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passing time. Most I<br />

recall are from my<br />

younger years when<br />

I listened to music<br />

more often, but the<br />

themes remain similar<br />

today. A few<br />

that made a special<br />

impression on me<br />

along the way come<br />

readily to mind.<br />

The Byrds released their hit song, “Turn<br />

Turn Turn” in ’65. “To everything-turn<br />

turn turn there is a season- turn turn turn<br />

and a time to every purpose under heaven,<br />

A time to be born, a time to die, a time to<br />

plant, a time to reap.” The Boss, Bruce<br />

Springsteen, had his hit, “Glory Days,”<br />

where he sang, “well they’ll pass you by in<br />

the wink of a young girl’s eye.” And later in<br />

that song, “well time slips away and leaves<br />

you with nothing, mister, but boring stories<br />

of Glory Days.”<br />

Paul McCartney and The Beatles had<br />

their huge hit, “Yesterday,” in ‘65.<br />

“Suddenly, I’m not half the man I used to<br />

be. There’s a shadow hanging over me, oh,<br />

yesterday came suddenly.” Country singer<br />

Alan Jackson released “Remember When”<br />

in ‘03, a beautiful song. “Remember when<br />

thirty seemed so old. Now lookin’ back it’s<br />

just a steppin’ stone to where we are where<br />

we’ve been.” In one of John Denver’s first<br />

songs, “Poems, Prayers and Promises,” he<br />

sang: “The days they pass so quickly now,<br />

nights are seldom long and time around me<br />

whispers when it’s cold. The changes somehow<br />

frighten me, still I have to smile, it<br />

turns me on to think of growing old.”<br />

The list of our life’s long journey songs is<br />

endless. My favorites have always been the<br />

song Paul Anka wrote for Frank Sinatra,<br />

“My Way,” and the Brothers Four singing,<br />

“The Green Leaves of Summer” from the<br />

movie, “The Alamo.” I’ll now include Roy<br />

Clark’s “Yesterday” to the top of that list.<br />

Andy Williams had a weekly variety<br />

show back in the 60s. He’d end each show<br />

by singing a moving and soothing song<br />

called, “May Each Day.” A video of him<br />

singing it was shown at his ’12 memorial<br />

service. I’ll conclude with a few lines of it:<br />

“The weeks turn to months and the<br />

months into years. There’ll be sadness and<br />

joy, there’ll be laughter and tears. But one<br />

thing I pray to heaven above. May each day<br />

of your life be a good day. And good night.”<br />

Dave Burton is guest columnist for the<br />

Columbus <strong>Messenger</strong> Newspapers. He<br />

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Communication is key<br />

U.S. Navy Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Elijah Butsko, from <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>, communicates<br />

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Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill. Bunker Hill, part of the<br />

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fleet, and routinely interacts and operates with 35 maritime nations in preserving a<br />

free and open Indo-Pacific region.<br />

December 7, 2022, <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Police<br />

were notified by a victim that her<br />

purse was stolen while shopping at<br />

a business in the 4100 block of Buckeye<br />

Pkwy. The victim stated during<br />

the hour her purse was missing,<br />

$1,293.13 in charges were placed on<br />

her credit cards.<br />

December 7, 2022, <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Police<br />

were dispatched to the 3000 block of<br />

Broadway on a report of a stolen car.<br />

The victim told officers he/she<br />

parked the vehicle at a gas pump,<br />

leaving it running and unlocked.<br />

The victim then went inside the<br />

store to make a purchase, and upon<br />

returning, discovered the vehicle<br />

had been stolen.<br />

December 9, 2022, <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Police<br />

were dispatched to the 3500 block of<br />

Sterling Park Cir. on a report of<br />

Identity Fraud. The victim stated<br />

he/she checked his/her bank account<br />

and discovered a $859.22 charge to<br />

Home Depot, not the victim’s. The<br />

victim contacted the bank and was<br />

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December 8, 2022, <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Police<br />

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victim stated he/she parked the car<br />

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was approached by a dark colored<br />

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passenger side with a handgun and<br />

demanded the keys to the car. The<br />

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By Dedra Cordle<br />

Staff Writer<br />

New officers have been selected to lead<br />

the South-Western <strong>City</strong> Schools Board of<br />

Education.<br />

At its organizational meeting on Jan. 2,<br />

the board approved by a majority vote the<br />

nomination of Anthony Caldwell to serve<br />

as its president and the nomination of Lee<br />

Schreiner to serve as its vice-president for<br />

<strong>2023</strong>.<br />

Since joining the board three years ago,<br />

Caldwell has served as an officer just once<br />

during his elected term — that of vice-president<br />

during the 2022 calendar year. Since<br />

his original appointment in 2013,<br />

Schreiner has served as the vice-president<br />

of the board twice and its president in<br />

2018.<br />

Both board members said that they<br />

were grateful for the opportunity to serve<br />

in the highest leadership roles.<br />

“I just want to continue to help support<br />

the students and staff of the district and<br />

help continue to deliver a quality education<br />

for the 22,000 plus students we have in the<br />

district,” said Caldwell in an interview<br />

after the meeting.<br />

He added that as the individual in<br />

charge of the operations at the public meetings,<br />

he wants the students and parents to<br />

be assured that they will continue to have<br />

a “voice at the table.”<br />

“I think that we have always had a<br />

board that listens to the community and I<br />

want to continue on in that tradition by<br />

making sure that everyone feels like they<br />

have a voice to share what their vision is<br />

for this community,” he said. “I also believe<br />

that students and parents should have an<br />

expectation that we as a board are working<br />

together to make the best informed decisions<br />

for the students, staff, and parents in<br />

our district.”<br />

Also receiving votes for the role as president<br />

and vice-president of the board,<br />

Tax-Aide volunteers needed<br />

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, which had<br />

to scale back operations at the <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

Church of the Nazarene because of the<br />

pandemic, hopes to return to full strength<br />

next tax season and is looking for volunteers.<br />

The all-volunteer program provides free<br />

income tax preparation to all comers, but<br />

places a special emphasis on serving senior<br />

citizens. Before the pandemic, tax-aide volunteers<br />

prepared tax returns for more than<br />

800 <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> area residents each year.<br />

Volunteers come from all walks of life,<br />

from accountants to warehouse workers.<br />

news and notes<br />

respectively, was Chris Boso, who was<br />

nominated by Kelli Martindale. Boso has<br />

been a member of the board since 2022.<br />

In addition to the selection of its president<br />

and vice-president, the board also<br />

approved a fiscal action to set aside<br />

$35,000 from the general fund to establish<br />

a board service fund for the fiscal year<br />

<strong>2023</strong>-24. Under the terms of the Ohio<br />

Revised Code, the board service fund can<br />

be used to pay expenses the board incurred<br />

in the performance of their duties or for<br />

those of their official representatives.<br />

The board also adopted its calendar for<br />

the <strong>2023</strong>-2024 and 2024-2025 school years.<br />

In the <strong>2023</strong>-24 calendar year, the first day<br />

of school will take place on Aug. 21 for<br />

those in grades 4-12 and for those in grades<br />

K-3 with the last names that begin with A-<br />

G only. Students whose last names begin<br />

with the letters H-O will have their first<br />

day on Aug. 22 and students whose last<br />

names begin with the letters P-Z will have<br />

their first day on Aug. 23. The last day of<br />

school for all students will be May 30. The<br />

tentative high school graduation date is<br />

slated for June 1, 2024.<br />

During the 2024-2025 school year, the<br />

first day of school will take place on Aug.<br />

21 for those in grades 4-12 and for those in<br />

grades K-3 with the last names A-G only.<br />

Students in grades K-3 whose last names<br />

begin with H-0 and P-Z will have their first<br />

days on Aug. 22 and Aug. 23, respectively.<br />

The last day for all students will be June 3.<br />

The tentative high school graduation date<br />

is slated for June 7, 2025.<br />

Classes will not be held on any scheduled<br />

Election Day during the <strong>2023</strong>-2024<br />

and 2024-2025 calendar year. When the<br />

board discussed the calendar at a public<br />

meeting last fall, members of the Council of<br />

Parent Teacher Associations implored the<br />

district to consider adopting a policy in<br />

which all schools used as a polling location<br />

be closed on all election days in subsequent<br />

years.<br />

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Volunteers sought at food pantry<br />

The <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Food Pantry is looking<br />

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2710 Columbus St. in <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>. Those<br />

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The dog license renewal period will run<br />

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March 31. After the deadline, the cost to<br />

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In addition to being required by state<br />

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“Signing this bill is a great honor<br />

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devices while driving as a primary<br />

traffic offense for all drivers and allows law<br />

enforcement to immediately pull over a distracted<br />

driver upon witnessing a violation.<br />

Under the previous law, distracted driving<br />

was a primary offense only for juvenile drivers,<br />

preventing officers from stopping<br />

adult distracted drivers unless those drivers<br />

also committed a separate primary<br />

traffic violation, such as speeding or running<br />

a red light.<br />

“This bill helps ensure that Ohio law<br />

reflects modern realities while supporting<br />

law enforcement in their mission to keep<br />

drivers safe,” said Lt. Governor Husted.<br />

Although distracted driving is known to<br />

be underreported, the Ohio State Highway<br />

Patrol reports that there have been at least<br />

73,945 distracted driving crashes in Ohio<br />

since 2017, including 2,186 fatal and serious<br />

injury crashes. Traffic fatalities overall<br />

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Governor signs distracted<br />

driving legislation into law<br />

As we approach <strong>2023</strong>, your auditor’s<br />

office is completing a monumental undertaking<br />

- the Mass Property Reappraisal,<br />

during which the office reappraises every<br />

property in the county to determine appropriate<br />

current values.<br />

As we conduct the reappraisal, as<br />

required by state law, I am dedicated to<br />

leading an office with programs and initiatives<br />

that will help existing homeowners<br />

afford to stay in their neighborhoods as<br />

well as promote more affordable housing.<br />

The auditor’s office wants to engage residents<br />

and make them an integral part of<br />

the reappraisal process, ensuring their<br />

voices are heard about their home values.<br />

For the first time ever, the office is conducting<br />

a Neighborhood Survey, where residents<br />

tell us about their neighborhoods to<br />

help appraisers assign more accurate home<br />

valuations. No one understands a neighborhood<br />

better than the people who live in<br />

it, and in seeking the direct input of residents<br />

before tentative value are established,<br />

the auditor’s office seeks to eliminate<br />

bias in the reappraisal process.<br />

have increased in eight of nine years from<br />

2013 to 2021, with deaths reaching their<br />

highest point in nearly two decades in 2021<br />

with 1,355 fatalities. Preliminary traffic<br />

data from 2022 indicates that at least<br />

1,269 people were killed in traffic crashes<br />

last year.<br />

“Certainly not all fatal traffic crashes<br />

are caused by distracted driving, but it’s no<br />

coincidence that evolving smartphone technology<br />

has coincided with increasing roadway<br />

deaths and injuries,” said DeWine.<br />

“Other states with similar distracted driving<br />

laws have experienced fewer fatal<br />

crashes, and we expect that this enhanced<br />

distracted driving law will have the same<br />

impact here.”<br />

Under the new law, a driver may still<br />

use their device in specific circumstances,<br />

such as when their vehicle is parked or<br />

stopped at a red light. Drivers are also permitted<br />

to swipe their phones to answer a<br />

call and to hold their phones to their ears<br />

during phone conversations. Emergency<br />

calls are also permitted in all circumstances.<br />

Senate Bill 288 will go into effect in 90<br />

days. Law enforcement will issue warnings<br />

to drivers found violating the law for the<br />

first six months following the effective<br />

date. After this six-month grace period, law<br />

enforcement will have the authority to<br />

issue citations. Penalties include a fine of<br />

up to $<strong>15</strong>0 for a driver’s first offense and<br />

two points on their license unless a distracted<br />

driving safety course is completed.<br />

Increased penalties can occur if the driver<br />

is a repeat offender.<br />

Auditor seeks reappraisal input<br />

After appraisers have determined tentative<br />

values in the fall of <strong>2023</strong>, the office will<br />

again offer opportunities, both in-person<br />

and virtual for Informal Value Review sessions,<br />

where homeowners who feel their<br />

values are too low or too high can have oneon-one<br />

meetings with auditor’s office<br />

appraisers. You’ll hear more about these<br />

sessions throughout the year.<br />

The auditor’s office will continue to<br />

serve Franklin County residents and businesses<br />

with forward-thinking initiatives<br />

and programs that help make our community<br />

the very best place to live and work. I<br />

look forward to engaging with the community<br />

throughout <strong>2023</strong> and taking the opportunity<br />

to help Franklin County residents<br />

as we complete the reappraisal.<br />

To participate in the Neighborhood<br />

Survey,<br />

visit<br />

franklincountyauditor.com/neighborhoodsurvey.<br />

Michael Stinziano<br />

Franklin County Auditor


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In Entertainment<br />

“M3GAN” mayhem is amusing<br />

Amused. Intrigued. Repulsed. Those are the best<br />

words to describe the range of emotions that were taking<br />

over my mind when a low budget science fiction<br />

thriller called “M3GAN” came to my attention.<br />

Like most of the general public, my first encounter<br />

with this oddity of a film came via a genius social<br />

media campaign by famed horror studio Blumhouse<br />

Entertainment to drum up interest in their property<br />

that was soon to be released. In this short teaser trailer<br />

that was unleashed onto the masses several months<br />

ago, it showcased the titular character dancing around<br />

in a manner that would make all inflatable tube men<br />

curl up in a ball of everlasting shame. Bizarre as it was<br />

to watch an individual gyrate as if they had no bones<br />

in their body, it was made all the more baffling and<br />

entertaining because the person in question was a<br />

blank-faced AI doll with ice-blue eyes that was<br />

designed to look as if she were a demented child.<br />

Although the teaser trailer that was dropped sparked<br />

some outrage from certain corners of the Internet, it<br />

largely set off a whirlwind of memes from content creators<br />

who were inspired to superimpose those now<br />

iconic moves into classic music videos and beloved pop<br />

songs throughout the ages.<br />

Fun as this was to witness, Blumhouse ramped up<br />

the marketing for this film by establishing social<br />

media pages for M3GAN where she quickly began to<br />

pick fights with other cinematic murder dolls like<br />

Chucky and Annabelle. And as if that were not enough,<br />

the studio then hired actors and models to dress like<br />

the character while attending sporting events, giving<br />

vacant and bone-chilling stares into the lens of the<br />

camera whenever it panned onto their doll-like faces.<br />

Although there was a genuinely brilliant marketing<br />

campaign behind this up-and-coming film — if you have<br />

not seen the clip of the film’s human stars conducting<br />

interviews at a morning show with dozens of M3GAN<br />

clones catching from a window in the public square,<br />

please do — one could not help but get the sense that<br />

the overall product would never be able to live up to<br />

the hype that was generated pre-theatrical release.<br />

After all, films rarely can live up to that amount of<br />

buzz and it also had another knock against it because<br />

it was set to be released in <strong>January</strong>.<br />

The first month of the year is notorious because it<br />

has long been seen as the time of year when studios<br />

release their complete duds: It didn’t get the reputation<br />

as being the “graveyard for films” for nothing. But<br />

this particular studio has changed that narrative a bit<br />

by offering good, if not decent, horror and thriller films<br />

for several years now during the winter doldrums.<br />

Their latest film is not just decent, it’s pretty great,<br />

actually.<br />

“M3GAN” is the sort of film that people will brush<br />

off as being too dumb. And it is, truly, but it’s the best<br />

kind of dumb film because it is so entertaining. Despite<br />

having roots in the horror genre — its writing team of<br />

Akela Cooper and James Wan set the standard with<br />

“Malignant” — it’s not all that violent despite the plot<br />

that revolves around a killer AI child toy. Instead, the<br />

film leans more on the satirical side of the dangers of<br />

technology, the woes of parenting, and how we busy<br />

ourselves with distractions to mask our pain and emotions.<br />

It’s whip-smart and fun and just so amusingly<br />

and unapologetically crazy.<br />

At the center of the film are two humans, a child<br />

named Cady (Violet McGraw) and her aunt Gemma<br />

(Allison Williams). Because of Gemma’s heavy workload<br />

as a robotistic at a multibillion<br />

dollar toy company, the<br />

two rarely have time to see each<br />

other but her aunt can always<br />

be counted on to provide the latest<br />

gadgets to her 8-year-old<br />

niece. While traveling to a ski<br />

resort with her parents, Cady<br />

and her family are involved in a tragic car accident,<br />

leaving Gemma as her primary guardian.<br />

It is clear from the get-go that Gemma is in no way,<br />

shape or form ready to care for a child. Although she<br />

can provide for Cady financially, she is admittedly in<br />

over her head from the moment Cady walks into her<br />

tech-filled home. “I can’t even take care of my plants,”<br />

she admits to a coworker.<br />

Given the jarring requirements of parenthood,<br />

Gemma sinks all of her energy into building an AI<br />

named M3GAN, or a model 3 generative android, to<br />

provide companionship for her grieving niece. At first,<br />

M3GAN (voiced by Jenna Davis and physically portrayed<br />

by Amie Donald) lives up to her billing as “a<br />

child’s greatest companion and a parent’s greatest<br />

ally” but she soon begins to take her responsibilities to<br />

protect Cady from any physical or emotional harm a<br />

bit too literally.<br />

One of the things that make this film work as well<br />

as it does is the audience can see from the very beginning<br />

that M3GAN is up to no good but the adults who<br />

are creating this AI companion do not. It’s actually<br />

quite funny to watch how long it takes Gemma, a brilliant<br />

engineer, to glom onto the fact that M3GAN has<br />

a mind of her own, and a malevolent one at that. But<br />

whereas this is funny within the realm of this film, it<br />

also offers a bit of pointed commentary at tech CEOs<br />

and start-up companies who are creating things to<br />

“make life more convenient” while also putting other<br />

people at risk through their creations.<br />

Although the film does make those observations<br />

from time to time, it is not too tied up in those elements.<br />

Screenwriter Akela Cooper and collaborating<br />

partner James Wan put enough thought into the world<br />

that they have built to make it make sense, but they<br />

don’t overplay their hand and get too bogged down in<br />

the tech stuff and how they could be both the savior for<br />

and the downfall of our society. Instead, the focus is<br />

more on being fun, making people laugh, and allowing<br />

the audience to have a great time with a cinematic<br />

murder doll that reads stories, sings lullabies, and rips<br />

the ears off of naughty boys who can’t keep their hands<br />

to themselves.<br />

Genuine horror hounds may be a bit disappointed<br />

by the lack of scares within (I heard of a rumored R-<br />

rated director’s cut floating around) but there is a<br />

great balance with the rest of the thrills to make this<br />

movie live up to its pre-release hype of being amusing,<br />

intriguing, and occasionally repulsive.<br />

Grade: B+<br />

The Reel Deal<br />

Dedra Cordle<br />

Dedra Cordle is a <strong>Messenger</strong> staff writer and columnist.<br />

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JT renews participation in TEMS program<br />

By Hannah Poling<br />

Staff Writer<br />

Last month, Wreaths Across America honored veterans<br />

who were laid to rest at Oak <strong>Grove</strong> Cemetery in<br />

Pleasant Township.<br />

According to trustee Ed Sheets, there are approximately<br />

200 veteran graves in Oak <strong>Grove</strong> Cemetery,<br />

and through the Wreaths Across America program,<br />

they were able to honor 48 of those 200 veterans by<br />

placing wreaths on their graves.<br />

“It was very successful. About <strong>15</strong> volunteers attended,”<br />

Sheetz said.<br />

The Jackson Township Fire Department has been<br />

authorized to continue a program that enables their<br />

personnel to be on-scene with the <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Division<br />

of Police when their officers are called to respond to<br />

high-risk situations.<br />

At its regular meeting last month, the township<br />

board of trustees unanimously approved the renewal<br />

of a memorandum of understanding with the local law<br />

enforcement agency which allows for a small unit of<br />

specially trained paramedics to embed with the division’s<br />

strategic response team (SRT) when they are<br />

deployed to defuse public safety emergencies.<br />

The board explained that the reason why they<br />

approved the renewal of the tactical medic program<br />

(TEMS) is because they felt not doing so would be a<br />

disservice to a sworn duty to save lives.<br />

“That is what this collaborative partnership<br />

between these two departments is all about — saving<br />

lives,” said trustee Ron McClure.<br />

McClure said one of the reasons why he personally<br />

believes this joint partnership is beneficial to all<br />

involved is because it can provide a sense of ease to<br />

those in life-threatening situations to have an awareness<br />

that trained medical professionals are on the<br />

scene and ready to render aid in seconds.<br />

“With this program and this partnership, I think<br />

officers can have a sense of ease knowing that a welltrained<br />

medical professional is nearby to provide aid<br />

and I think the same can be said for our residents who<br />

may find themselves caught up in an unfortunate situation<br />

to have that peace of mind that well-trained<br />

medical professionals are right on the scene.”<br />

Prior to the joint partnership agreement that was<br />

initially signed in 2019, fire department personnel<br />

were limited in their role to provide immediate medical<br />

assistance to officers and the greater community<br />

when some emergency scenes were still active.<br />

“They had to stand back from the scene and wait<br />

until they had been given the all-clear,” said Jason<br />

Stern, a lieutenant with the GCPD who also serves as<br />

the commander of the division’s SRT.<br />

Under the terms of the agreement, some fire<br />

department personnel will be able to embed with the<br />

special police unit in emergency situations but still<br />

with some limitations.<br />

“They do not go into the ‘hot zone’ with us,” said<br />

Stern.<br />

Stern explained that if there were a situation where<br />

officers were actively being shot at, the township paramedics<br />

would be staged away from the scene.<br />

“They will be in what we call the ‘warm zone,’ where<br />

they are away from most of the danger but still able to<br />

respond in a moment’s notice.”<br />

He said the paramedics on-scene are provided with<br />

a guard and they are all required to wear division<br />

issued tactical uniforms and gear. They are not able to<br />

carry guns on the scene.<br />

The members of the TEMS program have trained<br />

and will continue to train at least once a month with<br />

the SRT to learn new maneuvers and become more<br />

familiar with the terminology the officers use in emergency<br />

situations.<br />

As the individual in charge of the TEMS program,<br />

Lt. Perry Radi said he is grateful that the fire department<br />

will continue to serve alongside the local police<br />

division to provide immediate medical care to officers<br />

and the public.<br />

“I think that this is a great program because it<br />

allows us to provide immediate care to the police officers<br />

and the civilians when needed in these dangerous<br />

situations,” he said. “For the most part, we don’t have<br />

to wait to enter a scene now because of this program.<br />

We can get to work right away trying to save lives.”<br />

Trustees plan to honor more veterans<br />

Internet Purchase Exchange Zones<br />

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

with Jackson Township established two Internet<br />

Purchase Exchange Zones in response to safety concerns<br />

during person-to-person exchanges of sales<br />

arranged online. The zones are located at <strong>City</strong> Hall,<br />

4035 Broadway, and the Jackson Township<br />

Administration Building, 3756 Hoover Road.<br />

news and notes<br />

Sheetz said next year the trustees want a wreath<br />

placed on all 200 veteran graves.<br />

Wreaths Across America is offering a wreath match<br />

through mid-<strong>January</strong>. For each $<strong>15</strong> wreath, the program<br />

will sponsor and provide an additional wreath.<br />

“We want to get an early start for next year,” said<br />

Sheetz. “If 100 people sponsored just one wreath at<br />

$<strong>15</strong>, we will have met the goal.”<br />

If the township receives an excess of wreaths, the<br />

trustees would select another cemetery to honor veterans<br />

in addition to Oak <strong>Grove</strong>.<br />

For more information or to sponsor a wreath, visit<br />

wreathsacrossamerica.org.<br />

Exchange zones are identified by signage next to<br />

designated parking spaces at each location with video<br />

surveillance 24 hours a day, seven days a week.<br />

Residents can conduct transactions knowing their<br />

interactions are recorded. In cases of emergency, site<br />

users should dial 911 for assistance.<br />

For more information, contact the <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

Division of Police at 614-277-1710.


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The <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Police Department has recovered<br />

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and monies over the course of several months.<br />

The bicycles are of various types and models, as are<br />

the tools and electronic equipment. All properties are<br />

held in a secured police facility at all times. If you<br />

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proof of ownership for the property, you may call the<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Police Department Property Room at<br />

614-277-1757. A review and release of any and all<br />

property is by appointment only. All items not claimed<br />

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Enforcement Fund, or destroyed according to Ohio<br />

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CHARITABLE DONATION<br />

Qualified organizations may be eligible to receive<br />

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

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appliances, plants or household goods to anybody who will come and get them - as<br />

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PAINTING<br />

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1/8 A


PAGE 16 - GROVE CITY MESSENGER - <strong>January</strong> <strong>15</strong>, <strong>2023</strong><br />

O’Grady to serve as president<br />

of county commissioners<br />

The Franklin County Board of Commissioners selected John<br />

O’Grady to serve as president of the board for <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

O’Grady was first elected to the board in 2008 and previously<br />

served as president in 2010, 2013, 2016, 2017, and 2020, so this is<br />

his fourth term of office and his sixth stint as board president.<br />

Each year, the commissioners select one of their own to serve<br />

as president of the board, overseeing the body’s weekly general<br />

session and briefing meetings. The board president also serves as<br />

spokesperson for the board of commissioners at community<br />

events, meetings, and during media interviews. The board of commissioners<br />

is the administrative arm of Franklin County, directly<br />

overseeing 14 county agencies and setting the more-than $2 billion<br />

budget for the entire Franklin County government.<br />

“I am humbled to have been chosen by my colleagues to lead<br />

our board again this year and am looking forward to an exciting<br />

and productive <strong>2023</strong>,” said O’Grady. “Our county is in a good<br />

financial position and the community continues to thrive, but<br />

there are significant challenges ahead as we work to ensure that<br />

each of our residents has the opportunity to be successful. In particular,<br />

I’m looking forward to advancing our efforts on affordable<br />

housing, workforce development, child care, education, and transportation<br />

and broadband infrastructure.”<br />

The Franklin County Board of Commissioners meets in general<br />

session each Tuesday at 9 a.m., and for weekly briefing meetings<br />

at 9 a.m. on Thursdays. All meetings are open to the public but<br />

due to the ongoing pandemic, the commissioners encourage interested<br />

parties to attend virtually online.<br />

Meeting and login information can be found at<br />

commissioners.franklincountyohio.gov/public-meetings.<br />

Pictorial Past<br />

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Many will remember the Breckenridge School of Music and Dance. The school was officially organized in<br />

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Breckenridge house on Cleveland Avenue. The studio was so popular, the building had to be expanded a<br />

couple times to accommodate the growing classes. Pictured are Marilyn White, Alice Verity, Margaret Ann<br />

White, Florence Story, Rosemary Grossman, and Virginia Schemrich. Leanne Watkins, from the <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

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