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

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

<strong>January</strong> 29 - February 11, <strong>2023</strong> www.columbusmessenger.com Vol. XLII, No. 8<br />


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By Dedra Cordle<br />

Staff Writer<br />

Placed in a prime spot on the refrigerator<br />

in Charlie and Kay Herron’s home is<br />

a photograph of the couple surrounded by<br />

all of the friends they made in the Silver<br />

Sneakers program in Middleburg<br />

Heights.<br />

Ever since the duo turned 65 — the age<br />

most older adults qualify for the free<br />

health and wellness program through<br />

their insurance provider — they had spent<br />

much of their free time with these friends<br />

at their favorite recreation facility in the<br />

northeast region, playing catch up as<br />

they walked around the premises or<br />

danced the afternoon away in a special<br />

aerobics class.<br />

“Being a part of Silver Sneakers was a<br />

lot of fun because not only did it help us<br />

stay active, but it also got us out there<br />

making new friends and acquaintances<br />

all of the time,” said Kay Herron.<br />

“Sometimes when you get older and<br />

retire, those socialization opportunities<br />

go away so becoming involved with Silver<br />

Sneakers was a great way to make and<br />

keep connections.”<br />

When the Herron’s decided to move to<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> last year, they worried they<br />

would not be able to find the same support<br />

system they had while living in the<br />

Cleveland area.<br />

Although they were able to find locations<br />

throughout the region since Silver<br />

Sneakers is a nationwide program that<br />

has a presence in more than 15,000 gyms<br />

and recreation centers, they did not feel<br />

quite at home at any of them.<br />

“They were nice but I really prefer just<br />

to walk now,” said Kay. “This one place I<br />

went to had a nice indoor walking path<br />

but it was surrounded by equipment<br />

which made it feel too cramped.”<br />

Through a newly formed group of<br />

friends in their subdivision, they learned<br />

that the Vaughn E. Hairston Southwest<br />

Community Center had recently opened<br />

its doors to members of the Silver<br />

Sneakers program. Desperately wanting<br />

a place to walk indoors in the winter,<br />

Charlie and Kay decided to give it a try.<br />

What they discovered was a growing<br />

and “welcoming” community where they<br />

feel comfortable attending — even if they<br />

do not have a designated indoor walking<br />

path. (The perimeter of the gymnasium<br />

See SILVER SNEAKERS page 6<br />

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

After a two-year hiatus, the Silver Sneakers program is back in the village of<br />

Urbancrest. Last month, the Vaughn E. Hairston Southwest Community Center began<br />

welcoming seniors who qualify for the free health and wellness program into its<br />

building and aquatics center. Among the area citizens who have made the place their<br />

fitness home away from home is Tammy Davitz, seen here working on her lower body<br />

strength and conditioning after a water aerobics session. Although the <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

resident is not yet eligible to participate in Silver Sneakers, she said she purchased<br />

a membership to the center so she could exercise with her husband Dan, who was<br />

recently accepted into the program through a qualifying insurance plan. “It is great<br />

to come here with someone else because it provides that extra motivating factor to<br />

get off the couch,” she said. The community center, located at 3500 First Ave., is open<br />

Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The aquatics center is open on Tuesdays<br />

and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.<br />

Safety issues halt<br />

development plan<br />

By Andrea Cordle<br />

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

Safety concerns from Jackson Township<br />

fire officials have delayed a development<br />

plan in the city of <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>.<br />

At the Jan. 17 meeting, <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

Council voted to postpone a final development<br />

plan for Seasons <strong>Grove</strong>, to be located<br />

at 1050 Lamplighter Drive. The plan calls<br />

for the Columbus Metropolitan Housing<br />

Authority to build an 82-unit age restricted<br />

community on just over four acres of land.<br />

See DEVELOPMENT PLAN page 2<br />

Inside<br />

Pets of the Week ................ 14<br />

The Reel Deal ...................... 15<br />

School News<br />

South-Western <strong>City</strong> Schools District<br />

planning on upgrades Page 4<br />

Students Honored<br />

Congressman stops in <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> to<br />

recognize local students Page 5<br />


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The <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Division of Police is participating in<br />

a nationwide free gun lock giveaway program to help<br />

protect families from unnecessary tragedy.<br />

Over the past decade, Project ChildSafe developed a<br />

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The living units will be inside of a three-story building.<br />

A preliminary development plan was approved back<br />

in June of 2021. Shortly before the final plan was<br />

scheduled to be heard before council, the city’s planning<br />

commission put forth a stipulation that the developer<br />

work with the city and Jackson Township Fire<br />

Department to resolve concerns regarding emergency<br />

vehicle access. The commission added the stipulation<br />

after fire officials notified them of the problem.<br />

According to Jackson Township Fire Chief Randy<br />

Little, the current development plan does not allow<br />

access to the back of the building. He said the city and<br />

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ensuring safe and responsible firearm ownership and<br />

storage. Funding for the locks is provided by a grant<br />

from the U.S. Department of Justice.<br />

For more information, contact the division of police<br />

at 614-277-1710.<br />

Diversity Task Force meeting<br />

The <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Diversity Task Force will meet at 6<br />

p.m. Feb. 13 in <strong>City</strong> Hall, 4035 Broadway. For more<br />

information, visit grovecityohio.gov.<br />

said Little.<br />

The chief said he believes the plan would jeopardize<br />

the safety of the residents living in the facility, as well<br />

as the safety of the firefighters.<br />

As the plan stands, township officials say fire apparatus,<br />

including the ladder truck, would not be able to<br />

maneuver around the property.<br />

Little said the fire department is part of the planning<br />

process in the city and he pays a lot of attention<br />

to senior housing developments, something the city is<br />

seeing more of.<br />

“<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> has a need for senior housing, and we<br />

welcome that,” said Little. “But we have to make sure<br />

it’s safe.”<br />

Township fire officials would like the developer to<br />

make changes to the plan that would<br />

include an emergency access road or a way<br />

for the emergency vehicles to be able to<br />

maneuver around the entirety of the building.<br />

The project architect, Rick Krall, with<br />

Moody Nolan, said they are working<br />

through options, but the site is already<br />

“pretty tight.”<br />

“This certainly threw a curveball at us,”<br />

said Krall. “Putting a lane all the way<br />

around the building is nearly impossible.”<br />

Access to the back of the building is the<br />

problem, but Krall said near the rear of the<br />

property, the grading drops, making it very<br />

difficult to fit a fire lane in that area.<br />

Little said the fire department is following<br />

the requirements set forth by the state.<br />

He said his concern is with safety, not with<br />

the developer having to invest more money<br />

or time in the project.<br />

“You can’t put a price on safety,” said the<br />

fire chief.<br />

Council president Ted Berry said the city<br />

needs to provide housing options for senior<br />

citizens but said it must be right.<br />

“We don’t want to make a mistake with a<br />

building full of seniors,” said Berry.<br />

Councilman Roby Schottke said this has<br />

created a dilemma as it has put the developer<br />

in a tough spot, but said the issues need<br />

to be resolved before the plan is approved.<br />

Schottke suggested postponing the vote<br />

on the development plan until the Feb. 6<br />

council meeting. The council agreed and<br />

voted to postpone the measure.<br />

Little said the township was waiting to<br />

review a revised plan.<br />

According to Kyle Rauch, development<br />

director with the city, per city code, <strong>Grove</strong><br />

<strong>City</strong>’s fire official is the safety director.<br />

“The safety director makes the final say<br />

on these issues,” said Rauch.

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Upgrades planned at<br />

two elementary schools<br />

By Dedra Cordle<br />

Staff Writer<br />

The South-Western <strong>City</strong> Schools<br />

District will utilize federal dollars to make<br />

modest upgrades to the interior design at<br />

two of its elementary school buildings.<br />

In early <strong>January</strong>, the board of education<br />

granted authorization at its regular meeting<br />

for the district to advertise for bids for<br />

a contract to replace the partition walls at<br />

Buckeye Woods and Darby Woods<br />

Elementary School. The scope of the project<br />

will include the replacement of the partition<br />

walls and doors in the buildings with<br />

masonry walls and solid doors to improve<br />

air quality in the classrooms.<br />

According to district officials, the project<br />

to reconfigure space at the two elementary<br />

school buildings is budgeted at $3 million.<br />

Should the district receive and award a bid<br />

for the project soon, the upgrades will likely<br />

take place during the summer months<br />

when students and staff are not in the<br />

building.<br />

The reconfiguring of space at these two<br />

elementary school buildings was a part of<br />

the district’s initial infrastructure plan to<br />

determine how the third allocation of federal<br />

dollars would be spent. Treasurer Hugh<br />

Garside said the district received an allocation<br />

of $61.5 million through the third<br />

phase of the American Rescue Plan and<br />

The Elementary and Secondary School<br />

Elementary Relief Fund (ARP-ESSER).<br />

Under the federal guidelines to access<br />

these dollars, 20 percent of those funds had<br />

to be put aside to implement learning loss<br />

objectives caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.<br />

To date, the district has spent nearly<br />

$12.3 million to combat learning loss by<br />

hiring additional counselors, intervention<br />

specialists, social workers and student support<br />

liaisons; offering online tutoring services;<br />

building a more robust summer<br />

school program; providing<br />

Chromebooks<br />

to all students; and<br />

partnering with<br />

organizations such<br />

as the YMCA of<br />

Central Ohio to provide<br />

social and emotional<br />

needs for students.<br />

The ESSER III<br />

dollars have also<br />

been utilized to make infrastructure<br />

upgrades within the district. In addition to<br />

the planned reconfiguring of space at<br />

Buckeye Woods and Darby Woods, other<br />

projects include HVAC renovations at the<br />

intermediate schools, Central Crossing<br />

High School, and the South-Western<br />

Career Academy; an addition to classrooms<br />

at Hayes Intermediate; sound and lighting<br />

upgrades at the high school auditoriums,<br />

additional classroom space at SWCA, and<br />

various chiller replacements.<br />

Evan Debo, the district’s executive<br />

director of communications, said most of<br />

these projects are currently underway.<br />

“The Career Academy’s new event center<br />

expansion is on pace to be completed in<br />

2024,” he wrote in an email. “As for the<br />

HVAC work, parts of Hayes Intermediate’s<br />

HVAC renovation is also underway. The<br />

remaining phases of these projects will<br />

take place once students are out of school<br />

over the summer months. While we are<br />

optimistic that the HVAC work might be<br />

completed over the summer, continued<br />

supply chain issues may affect that anticipatory<br />

completion date.”<br />

Debo said the district currently has<br />

$8.51 million remaining to be encumbered.<br />

He added that approximately half of this is<br />

to be used for the remaining construction<br />

projects not yet contracted while the<br />

remaining funds will be used to address<br />

additional learning loss objectives.<br />

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Congressman recognizes local students<br />

On Jan. 19, Congressman Mike Carey recognized military academy nominees at a ceremony held at <strong>City</strong> Hall, in <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>. The<br />

nominees are from Carey’s 15th district. Pictured here (from left to right) are Brian Fitzsimmons (Bishop Ready), Colby Forcum<br />

(Zane Trace), Steventon Wagner (Upper Arlington High School), Zachary Swierz (Bishop Ready), Congressman Carey, Major<br />

General John Harris, Aidan Eberhardt (Pickerington North), Justin Viau (Fisher Catholic, Ray Soldini (Dublin Scioto), Daniel Reese<br />

(Teays Valley). In total, 12 military academy nominees were honored. Those not pictured include Isaac Carter and Samantha<br />

Paduchik of <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> High School and Luke McCoy from <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Christian School. Members of Congress may nominate candidates<br />

for appointment to the U.S. Military Academy, West Point; the U.S. Naval Academy; the U.S. Air Force Academy; and the<br />

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. In pursuit of a nomination, students submit an application and are interviewed by Carey’s Military<br />

Academy Review Board. The board evaluates the students on the basis of academic performance, leadership ability, and community<br />

involvement.<br />

Guys in Ties<br />

The Finland Elementary School Guys in Ties student leadership group, led by Mr. Edwards, held a bow tie summit to discuss leadership<br />

strategies and studied the impact of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and how he inspired millions through his words.<br />

<strong>January</strong> 29, <strong>2023</strong> - GROVE CITY MESSENGER - PAGE 5<br />

Dave Dobos<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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Township awarded two grants<br />

By Hannah Poling<br />

Staff Writer<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Police News<br />

<strong>January</strong> 16, <strong>2023</strong>, <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Police<br />

were dispatched to the 2300 block of<br />

Stringtown Rd. on a report of theft<br />

from a locker. The victim reported<br />

he/she placed car keys in a locker and<br />

when he/she returned, the keys had<br />

been stolen. A check of the vehicle revealed<br />

the car was unlocked and the<br />

wallet stolen. There were already<br />

charges on the victim’s credit card.<br />

<strong>January</strong> 16,<strong>2023</strong>, <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Police<br />

were dispatched to the 3300 block of<br />

Reaver Ave. on a report of theft from<br />

a vehicle. The victim stated there was<br />

a handgun and cash stolen from the<br />

vehicle several days prior to the reporting.<br />

<strong>January</strong> 16, <strong>2023</strong>, <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Police<br />

made a traffic stop on Stringtown Rd<br />

near I-71. The driver was identified<br />

with an active Domestic Violence and<br />

Assault warrant. Upon arresting the<br />

driver officers found a firearm and an<br />

open bottle of wine in the car. The<br />

driver received additional charges of<br />

Improperly Handling a Firearm in a<br />

Motor Vehicle (F4) and an Open Container<br />

in a Motor Vehicle.<br />

Near the end of 2022, Pleasant<br />

Township Fire Chief Dave Whiting applied<br />

for two grants through the Ohio Township<br />

Association Risk Management Authority.<br />

At a recent board meeting, Whiting<br />

announced that the township was awarded<br />

two grants - one in the amount of $1,000<br />

and the other for $500. The funds were<br />

used for miscellaneous needs throughout<br />

the station.<br />

In other news, the Pleasant Township<br />

Fire Department has an opportunity to<br />

send one firefighter to Austin, Texas for<br />

training in the extensive computer software<br />

used in the department. According to<br />

Whiting, although they have had the software,<br />

the department never received full<br />

training on all of the software’s many uses,<br />

and that it would be beneficial to have a<br />

full understanding of its capabilities.<br />

“If you pay that kind of money for a program,<br />

you should really know how it all<br />

works,” Whiting said.<br />

The fire chief said that the trip would be<br />

under $2,000. The Jackson Township Fire<br />

Department is also sending a representative<br />

from their department and offered to<br />

share a room with the member from<br />

Pleasant Township to cut down on costs.<br />

Trustee Randi Good said this is an<br />

invaluable opportunity.<br />

“We don’t know what all this program<br />

can do so I think it’s a really good idea,”<br />

she said.<br />

community events<br />

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

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

Seniors and Law Enforcement Together<br />

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

Tuesday of each month at the Evans<br />

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

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

additional information on other crime prevention<br />

programs visit police.grovecityohio.gov<br />

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

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

The American Red Cross will host a<br />

blood drive from 12 to 6 p.m. Feb. 3 at the<br />

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

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>. To schedule an appointment,<br />

call 1-800-448-3543 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.<br />

<strong>January</strong> 15, <strong>2023</strong>, <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Police<br />

made a traffic stop near Dorothy Ln.<br />

and Shirlene Dr. Officers found the<br />

driver to be intoxicated and when they<br />

placed the driver under arrest, they<br />

were told there was a firearm in the<br />

console. The driver was charged with<br />

an OVI and Improperly Handling a<br />

Firearm in a Motor Vehicle (F5).<br />

<strong>January</strong> 14,<strong>2023</strong>, <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Police<br />

were dispatched to the 4600 block of<br />

Hunting Creek Dr. on a report of Identity<br />

Theft. The victim stated they<br />

made a purchase on Etsy but were unable<br />

to download the purchased documents.<br />

The victim called what they<br />

believed to be Etsy customer support<br />

and worked with an unknown male to<br />

solve the issue. The male suspect had<br />

the victim download an app to their<br />

phone and then make purchases of<br />

Bitcoin and an Apple gift card. The<br />

victim was scammed for a total loss of<br />

$14,700.<br />


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makes for a good step count, they found.)<br />

They said they hope to be able to place<br />

new pictures of new friends on their refrigerator<br />

in the near future.<br />

“This is a good place to be,” said Charlie.<br />

Although the community center in the<br />

village of Urbancrest has been open to the<br />

public since September, the facility only<br />

started to accept members of the Silver<br />

Sneakers program last month. Due to low,<br />

but steadily growing, enrollment numbers,<br />

the facility cannot offer instructor-led<br />

classes at this time. Instead, what they do<br />

offer is access to a weight room, a game<br />

room, the gymnasium where members can<br />

play basketball or pickleball, and their<br />

aquatics center.<br />

Mayor Joseph Barnes Sr. noted that<br />

there are plenty of chairs and comfortable<br />

seats around for those who just want to sit<br />

and chat and play cards.<br />

“We want this place to be a place where<br />

social needs are met, not just physical<br />

ones,” he said. “And if that means seniors<br />

just want to come here to sit around and<br />

chat while eating doughnuts and playing<br />

cards, then they can do that, too.”<br />

Among those who have found a fitness<br />

and social home away from home are <strong>Grove</strong><br />

<strong>City</strong> residents Tammy and Dan Davitz.<br />

The couple, who have been together for<br />

more than 40 years, came to the center<br />

when it opened last fall but started to<br />

access the facility more when Dan qualified<br />

for the Silver Sneakers program last<br />

month.<br />

He said that although he has always<br />

tried to eat healthy and be active, he has<br />

made it a priority to continue down that<br />

path as he ages.<br />

“I think it is important to maintain your<br />

fitness levels because when you get older<br />

you become less and less flexible and start<br />

to become unable to do the things you want<br />

to do,” said Davitz.<br />

For instance, his father had limited<br />

range of motion in his neck, making it<br />

nearly impossible to drive because he could<br />

not safely turn in order to look for oncoming<br />

traffic while changing lanes.<br />

“It became dangerous and I would like<br />

to be able to continue to do all the things I<br />

want to do for as long as possible,” he said.<br />

For her part, Tammy is not yet at the<br />

age where she can qualify for Silver<br />

Sneakers but she became a member of the<br />

community center to exercise with her husband,<br />

play pickleball, and access the aquatics<br />

center.<br />

She noted her love for the therapeutic<br />

pool and the small water aerobics group<br />

that has formed since it opened.<br />

“With water aerobics, we can get in and<br />

do exercises and movements that we really<br />

can’t do outside of the water because of its<br />

buoyancy,” said Tammy. “I just did 200<br />

jumping jacks in the pool but there is no<br />

way I could do that on the ground. I also<br />

just did 100 lunges in the pool and there is<br />

no way I could do that on the ground.”<br />

She said she has been trying to get her<br />

husband to join in on the informal aquatics<br />

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Dan Davitz works on his upper body<br />

strength in the weight room at the community<br />

center. Davitz, who just qualified<br />

to participate in Silver Sneakers last<br />

month, said he enjoys being a part of the<br />

program because it helps him stay active<br />

and get into a regular routine of fitness.<br />

He said he likes the facility in Urbancrest<br />

because it is well-maintained and he<br />

does not have to wait in order to use the<br />

machinery.<br />

workouts but has thus far been unsuccessful.<br />

“I don’t want to go in the pool and exercise<br />

with the ladies,” he said.<br />

“Well, maybe start your own group with<br />

all men,” she quipped. “Whatever you do,<br />

you have to get in there.”<br />

Teasing aside, Tammy said being a<br />

member of the Silver Sneakers program or<br />

a member of the community center has provided<br />

plenty of motivation to get out, get<br />

active, and make new friends along the<br />

way.<br />

“I have an autoimmune disease and<br />

there are some days where I just want to<br />

sit and stay at home because of my joint<br />

pain and other issues I am dealing with<br />

because of it,” she said. “I have decided not<br />

to do that because I know that I would<br />

deteriorate and I want to be around for my<br />

family, my friends, my grandkids, and all<br />

of our adventures to come.”<br />

Although most Silver Sneakers members<br />

participate when the doors open, the<br />

hours of operation for all members and<br />

those who purchase a day pass are from 7<br />

a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday.<br />

The aquatics center is open only on<br />

Tuesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 10<br />

a.m. when there is a lifeguard on duty.<br />

Monthly membership fees for Urbancrest<br />

residents are $15 for youth (ages 10-16);<br />

$30 for adults (ages 17-61); and $25 for<br />

seniors (ages 62 and older). Monthly membership<br />

fees for non-residents are $20 for<br />

youth (ages 10-16); $35 for adults (ages 17-<br />

61); and $25 for seniors (62 and older).<br />

Insurance providers cover the cost of membership<br />

fees for senior citizens if available<br />

on their individual plan.

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Winter Driving Specials!<br />

• Change Engine Oil<br />

(up tp 5 quarts of conventional oil)<br />

• Change Oil Filter (special filters extra)<br />

• Rotate Tires & Inspect Brakes<br />

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Active Lifestyles<br />

Historical Society<br />

Help preserve the history of <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>,<br />

Urbancrest and Jackson, Pleasant. Prairie<br />

and Franklin townships. The Southwest<br />

Franklin County Historical Society meets<br />

The Ohio Department of Development and<br />

Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging want to<br />

remind senior citizens in Ohio that assistance is<br />

available to help with their home energy bills.<br />

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)<br />

helps Ohioans at or below 175 percent of the federal<br />

poverty guidelines pay their heating bills.<br />

Applied directly to the customer’s utility or<br />

bulk fuel bill, the benefit can help manage heating<br />

costs. Senior citizens may go to their local<br />

Area Agency on Aging office for help with<br />

assembling the required documents and completing<br />

their HEAP application. Senior citizens may<br />

also visit www.energyhelp.ohio.gov to apply<br />

online or to download a copy of the application.<br />

When applying, individuals need to have<br />

copies of the following documents: most recent<br />

club meetings<br />

the first Tuesday each month at 7 p.m. at<br />

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 3220<br />

Columbus St. For information, pick-up a<br />

society brochure at the <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

Welcome Center, 3378 Park St.<br />


HEAP Assistance<br />

utility bills, a list of all household members<br />

(including birth dates and Social Security numbers),<br />

proof of income for the past 30 days for all<br />

household members (12 months for certain<br />

income types), proof of U.S. citizenship or legal<br />

residency for all household members, and proof<br />

of disability (if applicable). HEAP benefits are<br />

applied to an individual’s energy bill after<br />

<strong>January</strong> 1st. Applications for the HEAP program<br />

must be received by May 31, <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

For more information or assistance with<br />

applying for a HEAP benefit, contact Andy<br />

Haggard, 614-645-7186.<br />

To be connected to your local Energy<br />

Assistance provider, call (800) 282-0880 (hearing<br />

impaired clients may dial 711 for assistance) or<br />

visit www.energyhelp.ohio.gov.<br />

Financial help for home energy bills is available to income-eligible<br />

Ohioans through the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP).<br />

Applied directly to the customer’s utility or bulk fuel bill,<br />

<br />

3383 McDowell Rd. <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>, Oh 43123<br />

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For more information or assistance with applying for a<br />

614-645-7186.<br />

Applications for the HEAP program<br />

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Active Lifestyles<br />

A bi-monthly feature celebrating the<br />

wisdom, experience and contributions of our community’s senior citizens<br />

club meetings<br />

Alzheimer’s support group<br />

The Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Support Group meets<br />

the fourth Tuesday of each month at the E.L. Evans Senior Center<br />

beginning at 7 p.m. For more information, call Paula Taliaferro at<br />

871-4238 or call the Alzheimer’s Association of Central Ohio at<br />

457-6003.<br />

Parkinson’s support group<br />

The <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Parkinson’s support group meets the third<br />

Wednesday of each month at StoryPoint <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>, located at<br />

3717 Orders Road at 1 p.m. The meetings take place in the assisted<br />

living area of the community, which is located around the back<br />

of the building. The meetings are open to all who want to learn<br />

more about Parkinson’s disease. For more information, call Kathy<br />

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Funeral etiquette:<br />

What to wear, what to say, and how to help?<br />

By Modlich Monument Company<br />

You want to honor a friend and support the bereft family,<br />

but you don’t want to bring attention to yourself with a misstep.<br />

Here are some tips to put you at ease.<br />

What to wear:<br />

While black is the traditional color of mourning, it is no<br />

longer mandatory. Any dark or muted color that is understated<br />

and tasteful is acceptable. No attention-grabbing wardrobe<br />

choices or overly casual wear like shorts and flip flops to a traditional<br />

service.<br />

What to say:<br />

Your heart is full, but your mind draws a blank on how to<br />

express yourself to the grieving family. Sharing a fond memory<br />

is always appreciated and shows how their loved one impacted<br />

your life. Etiquette expert, Elaine Swann, suggests “My condolences<br />

to you and the entire family” or “My thoughts are with<br />

you” are always safe bets. Keep it short and simple. Well intentioned<br />

statements like “He’s in a better place” or “the pain will<br />

lessen in time” can feel insensitive. And if the right words don’t<br />

flow naturally, a hug by itself is often all you need.<br />

How to help:<br />

Sympathy cards and food are always appreciated. Flowers,<br />

when religiously appropriate, or donations to a special cause,<br />

are extra ways to express your sympathy. Later, when the gatherings<br />

are over, is often when your friends will need support, so<br />

check in on them then.<br />

Be yourself:<br />

Remember, the grieving family appreciates any act of kindness.<br />

Be present and sincere, and your compassion will be a<br />


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As individuals get older, they may not be able to<br />

participate in all of the activities they enjoyed as<br />

youths, but that doesn’t mean older adults must resign<br />

themselves to sedentary lifestyles. There are plenty of<br />

entertaining ways to remain physically active that can<br />

accommodate any limitations a person may have.<br />

Explore these methods for staying active.<br />

Explore senior center offerings<br />

Community senior centers often fill calendars with<br />

a vast array of activities, some of which can include<br />

physical activities. Hikes, walking tours, dances, and<br />

other activities all serve as entertaining<br />

ways to get out and about while meeting<br />

some fitness goals.<br />

Garden or do yard work<br />

The Office of Disease Prevention and<br />

Health Promotions says adults should get<br />

150 minutes of moderate exercise per week.<br />

Raking leaves, mowing the lawn, digging in<br />

flower beds, trimming bushes, and other<br />

outdoor tasks could help a person meet this<br />

quota in a way that doesn’t seem like exercise<br />

at all.<br />

Play games with grandchildren<br />

Little kids may inspire older adults to be<br />

more active, as it can be difficult to keep up<br />

with those youngsters. Take infants or toddlers<br />

for walks or push them in strollers.<br />

Attach a child seat or towing carriage to a<br />

bicycle and ride around the neighborhood.<br />

Play games that require movement, such as<br />

hide-and-seek or Marco Polo in the pool. If<br />

it’s snowing, have a snowball fight or make<br />

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Fun activities for seniors to stay active<br />

a snowman in the yard.<br />

Take up a new hobby<br />

Find hobbies that incorporate physical activity.<br />

Perhaps learning to salsa dance or taking Zumba will<br />

be fun? Pickleball has caught on across the nation. The<br />

sport is a mix of tennis, racquetball and badminton<br />

that caters to all ages. Joining a bowling team is<br />

another way to get active and meet new people.<br />

Physical activity is important at any age. Seniors<br />

can explore fun ways to stay in shape and be active to<br />

reap all the benefits of exercise.<br />


Be confident in your plan<br />

Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) <strong>2023</strong> is officially over. But<br />

you still can enroll into a Medicare Advantage Plan that has a 5-star plan rating.<br />

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

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

directly at 614-460-0601 or email me at TERRILCURCIO@GMAIL.COM.<br />

We could have a virtual meeting, a face-to-face meeting or I’ll mail plan<br />

information to your attention for review. I am not an operator in a call center<br />

– you are welcome to call anytime during the year with questions. Also, we<br />

can complete the online application for Low Income Subsidy, which would<br />

provide a savings toward your Rx copays and more, if you qualify. I work<br />

with major insurance carriers available in Ohio and nationally, not just one<br />

or two plans.<br />

Select the plan that benefits you for the coming year, lowest possible<br />

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Some of the plan options may include dental, vision, a monthly food<br />

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Programs offer help<br />

seniors thrive, age in place<br />

For the last 30 years, the Franklin County Office on Aging has been<br />

widely known for its exemplary work on behalf of older adults. Adhering to<br />

its mission in providing centralized access to diverse programs, the Office<br />

on Aging provides services and programs to approximately 60,000 seniors<br />

every year.<br />

Through compassion and empowerment, the agency provides Franklin<br />

County seniors ages 60 and older individualized services and connectivity to<br />

community resources to help them age in place. The agency’s most popular<br />

program, Franklin County Senior Options, offers services such as Home-<br />

Delivered Meals, Personal Care, Respite Care, Homemaker Services,<br />

Medical Transportation, Emergency Response Systems and Minor Home<br />

Repair. These services help ease the minds of family members by connecting<br />

them to support services in order to provide the best care for their older<br />

parent, family member or friend with limited abilities.<br />

The agency also provides Caregiver and Kinship Support programs.<br />

These programs are in place to assist caregivers and kinship families with<br />

free, short-term services that are available once a calendar year. Services<br />

include, but are not limited to, assistance with appliances, mattress and box<br />

spring sets, as well as utility and rental assistance.<br />

The Office on Aging also administers Adult Protective Services (APS) to<br />

protect older adults susceptible to abuse, neglect and exploitation. APS provides<br />

case planning, monitoring, and evaluation to the older adult, as well as<br />

link them to the appropriate agencies for services.<br />

To learn more about the Franklin County Office on Aging and the services<br />

available, call (614) 525-6200 or visit Officeonaging.org.<br />

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<br />

Franklin County Board of Commissioners: Commissioner John O’Grady, President, Commissioner Kevin L. Boyce, Commissioner Erica C. Crawley<br />

The Franklin County Board of Commissioners and The Franklin County Office on Aging join with the <strong>Messenger</strong> Newspaper in providing this update on aging issues in Franklin County.<br />

Franklin County Office on Aging<br />

Extends Free Home-Delivered Meals Program<br />

Through End of <strong>2023</strong><br />

The Franklin County Office on Aging has extended its free<br />

Home-Delivered Meals program through the end of <strong>2023</strong>. With<br />

this extension, Franklin County residents aged 60 and older are<br />

eligible to receive free home-delivered meals without income<br />

verification through Dec. 31, <strong>2023</strong>. In April 2020, at the start of<br />

the COVID-19 pandemic, the Franklin County Office on Aging<br />

paused any income verification requirements for home-delivered<br />

meals – a service available through the agency’s Franklin<br />

County Senior Options program.<br />

“While the pandemic is now more manageable, many older<br />

adults simply cannot afford the increased price of groceries or<br />

meals due to their fixed incomes, as well as the impact of inflation,”<br />

said Interim Director Chanda Wingo. “Extending this<br />

service through <strong>2023</strong> gives our seniors continued access to<br />

affordable and nutritious food that is crucial in maintaining<br />

their health and well-being.”<br />

through Franklin County Senior Options, which has been providing<br />

community-based services to residents since 1993.<br />

Senior Options empowers Franklin County residents aged 60<br />

and older with the necessary tools needed to maintain their<br />

independence. Additional services available through Senior<br />

Options include adult day care, personal care, respite care,<br />

minor home repair and emergency response systems. The program<br />

also helps ease the minds of family members by connecting<br />

them to support services so they can provide the best care<br />

for their older parent, family member or friend with limited<br />

abilities.<br />

To sign up for free home-delivered meals or to learn more about<br />

the services available through the Franklin County Office on<br />

Aging, call (614) 525-6200 or visit officeonaging.org.<br />

The agency delivered over 1.1 million meals to FranklinCounty<br />

seniors in 2022, serving over 7,000 residents – a 25% increase<br />

from residents served in 2021.<br />

The Agency’s home-delivered meals program is offered

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Health and Wellness<br />


From the heart – keeping the<br />

tradition of the private practice alive<br />

The healthcare landscape has changed significantly<br />

in recent years, and further complicated by<br />

a world-wide pandemic. In the Columbus area,<br />

most of the area cardiologists are now employed<br />

or had their practices acquired by one of the large<br />

healthcare corporations.<br />

In contrast, Ohio Heart Group, led by Dr.<br />

Manmohan Katapadi, is a private practice that has<br />

not only survived these market forces, but has<br />

thrived. This is only possible due to their patients’<br />

allegiance, trust, and preference for the personalized,<br />

efficient, and effective care they receive<br />

from this practice.<br />

Dr. Katapadi exudes a passion for excellence<br />

in care for his patients, and has an impressive<br />

team of specialized providers and staff with the<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 />

community events<br />

same philosophy. This passion has not only<br />

brought a great personal fulfillment, but has certainly<br />

well served to the benefit of scores of cardiology<br />

patients from the central Ohio area over<br />

the years. Patients are noticeably happy with the<br />

accessible, affordable, and quality diagnostic cardiology<br />

care they receive.<br />

Dr. Katapadi and his staff also opened an<br />

office in the ever growing <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> office, and<br />

the patients enjoy the relaxing, open, and friendly<br />

atmosphere. Ohio Heart Group is accepting new<br />

and transfer patients as well as several cardiology<br />

groups near <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> are now closed.<br />

Come see why Dr. Katapadi has been voted<br />

Top Doc in Cardiology for two years running!<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 />


Zangmeister Cancer Center<br />

provides care in <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

Specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of<br />

cancer and blood disorders, the Zangmeister<br />

Cancer Center serves patients from offices in<br />

Columbus and <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>, Ohio. The <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

clinic is located at 5500 North Meadows Drive,<br />

Suite 230.<br />

Zangmeister medical oncologists providing<br />

care to patients in <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> are Drs. Sam<br />

Mikhail, Jorge Rios, Timothy Moore and Emily<br />

Whitman. Dr. Mikhail is Board certified in medical<br />

oncology and hematology and evaluates and<br />

treats all cancers and blood disorders with a special<br />

interest in gastrointestinal cancers. Dr. Rios is<br />

Board certified in internal medicine and medical<br />

oncology and evaluates and treats all cancer types<br />

and blood disorders with a special interest in lung<br />

cancer and other thoracic malignancies. Dr.<br />

Moore is Board certified in internal medicine,<br />

medical oncology, hematology and hospice and<br />

palliative care. He treats all cancers and blood<br />

disorders and has a special interest in melanoma<br />

and clinical trial research. Dr. Whitman is Board<br />

certified in internal medicine, medical oncology<br />

and hematology, and treats all cancer types and<br />

blood disorders with a specific interest in breast<br />

and gynecologic malignancies.<br />

Zangmeister offers state-of-the-art infusion<br />

therapy including immunotherapy for treating<br />

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access to clinical trials. The clinic provides an inhouse<br />

laboratory that performs all routine blood<br />

work on site and an in-house specialty pharmacy<br />

providing convenient dispensing and delivery of<br />

oral cancer drugs. <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> patients will have<br />

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For more information, visit ZangCenter.com.<br />

For <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> appointments, call 614-347-4939.<br />

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Health and Wellness<br />


Galaxy Health is a<br />

full-service family practice<br />

Galaxy Health Family Practice opened Dec. 1,<br />

2021, at 421 Georgesville Road, between<br />

Sullivant Avenue and Hollywood Casino.<br />

Founded by nurse practitioner and CEO Miki<br />

Watts, a proud 1996 graduate of West High<br />

School, Galaxy Health exists to serve the Hilltop<br />

and surrounding communities.<br />

At Galaxy Health, we pride ourselves on<br />

being a full-service family practice ready to serve<br />

your healthcare needs. We have two on-site labs<br />

for toxicology and blood work. Lab work is done<br />

the same day with little to no wait – no need to<br />

schedule an additional appointment. With Miki’s<br />

10+ year background in addiction and pain management,<br />

we also offer outpatient addiction treatment.<br />

We use a powerful full-body test called ANS,<br />

which measures how well the brain communicates<br />

to other parts of the body such as heart,<br />

lungs, kidneys, stomach, and liver and can help in<br />

the diagnosis of chronic diseases related to the<br />

heart; blood pressure, blood flow, chronic pain,<br />

and other physical and mental stresses.<br />

Galaxy Health is accepting new patients<br />

today. Find out more and schedule your appointment<br />

today by visiting GalaxyHealthFP.com, find<br />

us on Facebook or Twitter @GalaxyHealthFP,<br />

Instagram @GalaxyHealthFamilyPractice or by<br />

calling 614-272-7700. We currently accept most<br />

insurance plans, including CareSource, Molina<br />

and Medicaid.<br />

Ask about our patient referral program where<br />

you can earn unlimited Amazon gift cards and<br />

every referral allows Galaxy Health to make a<br />

donation to Rescuing Leftover Cuisine to help<br />

feed those in need. In 2022, Galaxy Health rescued<br />

over 10,000 meals for the central Ohio community.<br />

Club meetings - Lions Club<br />

The <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Lions Club meets at<br />

6:45 p.m. the second and fourth<br />

Wednesday of each month at Beautiful<br />

Savior Lutheran Church, 2213 White<br />

Road.<br />

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Produce giveaway at YMCA<br />

The Hilltop YMCA hosts a fresh produce<br />

giveaway the third Wednesday of each<br />

FOR SALE<br />

Columbus <strong>Messenger</strong> is cleaning out back room of items<br />

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28 ft. Extension Ladder, new $475, like new condition,<br />

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10 ft. Aluminum Step Ladder, 280 lb. capacity, new $310,<br />

like new condition rarely used - $190<br />

Hose Caddy and 100 ft. of Hose like new, $65<br />

Floor Machine, includes: all pads plus unopened Betco wax,<br />

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month from 4 to 6 p.m. at 2879 Valleyite<br />

Drive in Columbus. For more information,<br />

call the YMCA at 614-276-8224.<br />

Pet Corner<br />

Pets of the week<br />

Whitney is an older<br />

diva (12 years old)<br />

who is looking for a<br />

quiet home where<br />

she is the main<br />

attraction. She is shy<br />

with new people but<br />

once she gets comfy,<br />

she will make a great<br />

movie watching companion.<br />

Whitney<br />

enjoys bird watching<br />

and lots of scratches. She would do best as<br />

an only cat because she prefers to be the star<br />

of the house. She would also prefer a home<br />

without children. Adopt Whitney from Friends<br />

for Life Animal Haven.<br />

FYI: fflah.org<br />

Annie Tanny is<br />

about 3 months old.<br />

She came to the rescue<br />

group as part of<br />

a litter of eight from a<br />

high kill shelter in<br />

West Virginia. Annie<br />

is a sweet girl that<br />

loves attention and<br />

cuddles. She is a<br />

very good listener.<br />

Annie loves to play<br />

with other puppies and is learning to be<br />

respectful of cats. She is crate trained,<br />

spayed and current on vaccines. Annie is up<br />

for adoption through Colony Cats and Dogs.<br />

FYI: colonycats.org<br />

Dog license renewal runs<br />

through March 31<br />

Dog license renewal season is under<br />

way, and licenses are now available for<br />

purchase without penalty at the auditor’s<br />

office.<br />

The dog license renewal period will run<br />

through March 31, an extension of two<br />

months to increase the rate of licensing. As<br />

in past years, licenses may be purchased at<br />

doglicense.franklincountyohio.gov, or at<br />

the auditor’s office license counter, 373 S.<br />

High St., 21st Floor in downtown<br />

Columbus. The counter is open Monday<br />

through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.<br />

One-year, three-year, and permanent<br />

dog licenses can be purchased through<br />

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

purchase a license doubles.<br />

The office will also offer licensing at<br />

expanded locations across the county,<br />

including at pet vaccination clinics, the<br />

Franklin County Dog Shelter, and at other<br />

community events.<br />

In addition to being required by state<br />

law, dog licensing ensures that a dog has<br />

been vaccinated against rabies, which is<br />

required in Franklin County. It also<br />

Bluebell is a sweet<br />

cat who is eager to<br />

find a forever home.<br />

This 1-year-old is<br />

good with other cats<br />

and good with dogs.<br />

Bluebell would be a<br />

great addition to any<br />

family. Stop by the<br />

Pet Supplies Plus<br />

location on Lane<br />

Avenue to meet this<br />

curious kitty.<br />

FYI: colonycats.org<br />

Hilda is 6 years old<br />

and would be excited<br />

to go to a home with<br />

a family who can continue<br />

fostering her<br />

slightly adventurous<br />

personality, while<br />

also fully understanding<br />

that on some<br />

days, Hilda may prefer<br />

to stay home<br />

news and notes<br />

www.columbusmessenger.com<br />

These furry friends are available<br />

for adoption at local<br />

rescues and shelters<br />

watching reruns<br />

while snuggled up on<br />

the couch. Hilda has done well with the children<br />

she has interacted with. She is great on<br />

a leash and is house trained. Adopt her from<br />

the Franklin County shelter.<br />

FYI: franklincountydogs.com<br />

ensures any lost dog is returned quickly to<br />

their owners. License fees help support the<br />

Franklin County Dog Shelter and Adoption<br />

Center.<br />

Visit doglicense.franklincountyohio.gov<br />

for more information.<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 />

No experience is required. Tax-Aide provides<br />

training, a computer to work on and<br />

mentorship throughout the tax season.<br />

For more information, go to aarpfoundation.org/taxaidevolunteer<br />

or call 1-888-227-<br />


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In Entertainment<br />

“e Drop” is a biting and clever dramedy<br />

Has a person you have dated ever said or done<br />

something that makes you completely re-examine your<br />

feelings toward them? It didn’t have to be an act of<br />

betrayal or something beyond the pale either — it was<br />

just an innocuous comment or a careless accident but<br />

it made such an impact that it made you want to step<br />

back from the relationship in order to reflect on what<br />

their role would be in your life moving forward.<br />

Whether you have or have not found yourself in<br />

that situation before, the awkwardness of that<br />

moment and the soul-searching that takes place immediately<br />

thereafter is explored to a hilarious degree in<br />

“The Drop,” a Hulu original that is as side-splitting<br />

funny as it is cringe-inducing. If you have a limited tolerance<br />

for secondhand embarrassment be forewarned<br />

— this movie will probably make you want to curl into<br />

a ball of discomfort from time to time.<br />

At the center of this dramedy are Lex and Mani<br />

(Anna Konkle and Jermaine Fowler), a happily married<br />

couple who are enthusiastically trying to expand<br />

their family of two into a family of three. To Mani, Lex<br />

would make the perfect mother as she is creative,<br />

warm, and caring. To Lex, Mani would make the perfect<br />

father as he is level-headed, steadfast, and dedicated.<br />

They are so sweet together and have such an<br />

easy rapport that one can’t help but root for all of their<br />

dreams to come true. But then comes a destination<br />

wedding where an accident rocks their faith in one<br />

another and has them contemplating ending their<br />

partnership once this short trip ends.<br />

Although the trip itself does not appear to have anything<br />

nefarious afoot — longtime friends are celebrating<br />

the wedding of Mia and Peggy (Aparna Nancherla<br />

and Jennifer Lafleur) and getting to meet their infant<br />

daughter Ani (Alma Partridge) for the first time —<br />

awkwardness abounds from the jump when the couples<br />

sit together in first class and catch up on their<br />

lives. Shauna (Robin Thede), a D-list actress who is<br />

funding the excursion, wants everyone to watch her<br />

truly terrible television show; her husband Robbie<br />

(Utkarsh Ambudkar), is a television producer who<br />

thinks everyone needs to hear his terrible pitches for<br />

upcoming shows and restaurants; their teenage son<br />

Levi (Elisha Henig) loudly listens to porn without earbuds;<br />

and the soon-to-be-married couple are bickering<br />

about Mia’s newfound obsession with weapons to protect<br />

her family.<br />

It is a tense flight to Mexico and it is made all the<br />

more stressful when they go to the “natural hotel”<br />

operated by fellow pals Lindsey and Josh (Jillian Bell<br />

and Joshua Leonard) who immediately try to get them<br />

to timeshare their expansive property that seems to be<br />

bleeding money. With everyone on edge and not having<br />

the time to properly breathe, Lex accidentally drops<br />

their friend’s baby girl she was holding in her arms.<br />

The lead-up to that moment — where Mani is looking at<br />

his wife adoringly and imagining the near future<br />

where this could be happening with their<br />

child — is brilliantly shot as is the immediate<br />

frenzy that takes place when awareness<br />

of the incident rolls over everyone. Even if<br />

you have seen the trailer that spoils the<br />

moment, the act is gasp-inducing and it<br />

sets the stage for everyone to question<br />

everything and judge, judge, judge.<br />

Fortunately, Ani is unharmed during<br />

the accidental drop (she does have to wear<br />

a helmet for the next four months), but no<br />

one knows how to assure Lex that these<br />

things happen, even Mani. Although he<br />

seems supportive at first, he calls his mother<br />

during a moment alone to ask whether it is common<br />

for an adult to drop an infant by accident.<br />

For her part, Lex is horrified by the incident, largely<br />

blaming the slippage on a large bee that stung her<br />

so hard it felt like “knives going into my skin.” It is not<br />

clear whether anyone is buying her reasoning as she<br />

has no visible mark from a sting, but she begins to pull<br />

away from the group as a way to self-exile from the<br />

embarrassment. And they allow her to do so.<br />

The morning after has them trying to move past the<br />

incident — Shauna and Robbie wonder quietly whether<br />

it would be insensitive to include it in an upcoming<br />

episode of their terrible television show — but some<br />

things tend to have an avalanche effect where it all<br />

goes downhill from there. That is what happens to Lex<br />

and Mani as little comments and little decisions (some<br />

made in the past) start to bubble under their skin, like<br />

little doubts they have had simmering below start<br />

coming to the surface. Had the film decided to feature<br />

more of their point of view as their marriage begins to<br />

unravel, it would have worked much better than the<br />

finished product.<br />

The unfortunate problem with “The Drop” is that<br />

there’s a really great movie in here that could have<br />

bloomed in the wake of the accident if executed with<br />

dark wit and more of a focus on Lex and Mani, but that<br />

gets obscured by the side stories that are far less interesting<br />

and eat up way too much time of the script.<br />

Although the ensemble cast is terrifically funny, the<br />

scenes tend to play as a collection of vignettes rather<br />

than a cohesive story within a film. All of which is too<br />

bad because Konkle and Fowler are great together and<br />

if their implosion was treated with a bit more care<br />

alongside the wickedly unruly ensemble of characters,<br />

the outcome of the whole film would have been so<br />

much better.<br />

That is not to say that “The Drop” is not a great<br />

watch regardless — it totally is. The script, co-written<br />

by Joshua Leonard and director Sarah Adina Smith, is<br />

biting and cleverly and deftly handled by a great cast.<br />

But it can grate a bit when the focus is off the main<br />

characters and onto the idiosyncrasies of the supporting<br />

cast, no matter how entertaining they are to witness<br />

during the bizarre events that lead up to Lex and<br />

Mani questioning the very foundation of their love for<br />

each other.<br />

Grade: B<br />

The Reel Deal<br />

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PAGE 20 - GROVE CITY MESSENGER - <strong>January</strong> 29, <strong>2023</strong><br />

Government Focus<br />

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Jackson Township waits for state decision on road funding<br />

By Dedra Cordle<br />

Staff Writer<br />

Jackson Township officials will have to<br />

wait a bit longer to learn whether a grant<br />

application to repair two of its most welltraveled<br />

and well-worn roads has been<br />

approved by the state.<br />

At its meeting on Jan. 17, Township<br />

Administrator Shane Farnsworth told the<br />

board of trustees that the Ohio Public<br />

Works Commission is still processing applications<br />

to determine which municipalities<br />

would receive full to partial funding to<br />

make infrastructure upgrades through its<br />

capital improvement program and the local<br />

transportation improvement program.<br />

“It is still in the oven and it is going to<br />

be another couple of months before we hear<br />

word from the state,” said Farnsworth.<br />

The board of trustees unanimously<br />

authorized the approval of the grant application<br />

to repair Brown Road and Dyer<br />

Road in the fall. At the time, the township<br />

officials believed the state would announce<br />

their decision before the end of the year.<br />

“It is a little disappointing because we<br />

want to get this done, but it is not entirely<br />

unexpected,” said Farnsworth. “These are<br />

really popular programs with a lot of cities<br />

and local municipalities vying for grants<br />

and sometimes things just get tied up.”<br />

He said he is still confident that the<br />

township will receive full or partial funding<br />

to make “much needed” repairs to Brown<br />

Road and Dyer Road but added that the<br />

township could look into covering the cost<br />

of the resurfacing project should they fail to<br />

receive financial assistance through the<br />

state.<br />

“It is something that we will certainly<br />

think about, but we would love to have a<br />

grant to help us too,” he said.<br />

According to Farnsworth, the township<br />

is seeking a full resurfacing of Brown Road<br />

and Dyer Road, along with improvements<br />

at the intersection. Farnsworth said<br />

stormwater repairs were also requested in<br />

the initial application as the area tends to<br />

flood during heavy rain events — much of it<br />

caused by heavy-load vehicle damage.<br />

“Much of the stormwater infrastructure<br />

on Brown and Dyer has been crushed from<br />

all the dump trucks and other heavy-load<br />

vehicles that travel through,” said<br />

Farnsworth. “So what we have now are<br />

areas where the water just lays there without<br />

draining and it really affects the neighborhood<br />

homes.”<br />

He said infrastructure improvements<br />

would allow that run-off to drain in a more<br />

timely manner.<br />

Farnsworth said he does expect to learn<br />

whether the state has approved their grant<br />

application request in April or May.<br />

“Of course, that might change again but<br />

it is what we are looking at right now,” he<br />

said.<br />

The township’s road department has<br />

also finalized its list of roads to repair and<br />

resurface for <strong>2023</strong>. According to<br />

Farnsworth, that list includes:<br />

•The entire section of Anglebrook Drive<br />

•Borror Road from the Patzer Ditch to<br />

State Route 104<br />

•The entire section of Deer Path Drive<br />

•The entire section of Edwards Drive<br />

•W. Hyde Road from the dead end to<br />

U.S. 62<br />

•The entire section of Marlane Court<br />

•The entire section of S. Hoover Spur<br />

•McComb Road and Home Road to the<br />

north dead end near Hyde Road.<br />

There are also plans to chip and seal<br />

Cabin Road and Thrailkill Road.<br />

Farnsworth said with the exclusion of<br />

Cabin Road and Thrailkill Road, all of the<br />

aforementioned repairs were woven into<br />

the county engineer’s county-wide road<br />

resurfacing contract for 2022 but were<br />

delayed. That resurfacing project was budgeted<br />

at $150,000. The chip and sealing of<br />

Cabin Road and Thrailkill Road are estimated<br />

at $28,000.<br />

In other news, the trustees approved a<br />

motion to advertise for a comprehensive<br />

land use plan request for proposal. The<br />

motion will allow the administrator to contact<br />

the county’s economic development<br />

and planning department to seek consultants<br />

to review the township’s comprehensive<br />

land use plan that was last updated in<br />

2010.<br />

“What we are wanting to do is update<br />

our plan, especially taking into account<br />

plans that the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning<br />

Commission has in place and <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>’s<br />

2050 plan,” said Farnsworth. “So we want<br />

to make sure our plan compliments these<br />

vision plans for only for our community,<br />

the <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> community, and the<br />

Urbancrest community, but also for the<br />

entire region as well.”<br />

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