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

<strong>October</strong> 22 - November 11, <strong>2023</strong> www.columbusmessenger.com Vol. XLII, No. 26<br />

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On Oct. 8, hundreds of canines and their<br />

human companions descended upon<br />

Breck Community Park in the city of<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> to participate in Ted Berry’s<br />

annual 5K-9 Walk/Run. Established in<br />

2016, the popular fundraising event has<br />

amassed thousands for Speak! for the<br />

Unspoken, a local animal rescue organization<br />

that specializes in serving animals<br />

with special needs. According to<br />

Berry, more than 500 human participants<br />

and community partners and more than<br />

300 canine participants helped raise<br />

over $13,000 in monetary donations and<br />

food and material goods for the rescue<br />

organization this year. Among the attendees<br />

who were making their first appearance<br />

at the 5K-9 Walk/Run were the<br />

Raleigh family of <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>. Pictured<br />

here after finishing their 2.5-mile trek are<br />

(from left to right) Nakoma, Star, and Kati<br />

Raleigh. Kati said they all wanted to<br />

come out to this event to support a great<br />

cause while having “a bit of fun” with the<br />

family. See more photos at columbusmessenger.com.<br />

Task force focuses<br />

on cycling safety<br />

By Andrea Cordle<br />

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

The <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Bicycle Transportation<br />

Task Force has given improvement recommendations<br />

to city leaders and those<br />

advancements cannot happen soon enough<br />

for cyclists.<br />

At a recent meeting, James Daniels<br />

addressed <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Council and reported<br />

that two of the nine task force members<br />

were recently injured while cycling.<br />

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Last month, <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> High School was named to<br />

the <strong>2023</strong> U.S. News & World Report’s national Best<br />

High Schools rankings.<br />

The U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools<br />

rankings include data from nearly 25,000 public high<br />

schools across the 50 states and the District of<br />

Columbia. Scoring criteria for schools were ranked on<br />

six factors based on their performance on state assessments<br />

and how well they prepare students for college.<br />

Of the 17,680 national high schools, <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> placed<br />

in the top 31 percent in the nation and top 20 percent<br />

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Greyhounds among the nation’s best<br />

In addition to these statistics, <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> High<br />

School students received an overall composite score of<br />

69.03 against the U.S. News & World Report’s evaluative<br />

criteria.<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> High School also placed:<br />

● Top 28 percent in Ohio in College Readiness (Top<br />

35 percent nationally)<br />

● Top 23 percent in Ohio in College Curriculum<br />

Breadth Index (Top 28 percent nationally)<br />

● Top 30 percent in Ohio in State Assessment<br />

Proficiency Rank (Top 31 percent nationally)<br />

“We are excited to be named by US News & World<br />

Report as a <strong>2023</strong><br />

Best High School as<br />

it is an external<br />

recognition of the<br />

hard work of our students,<br />

teachers, and<br />

entire school community,”<br />

said <strong>Grove</strong><br />

<strong>City</strong> High School<br />

Principal Bryan<br />

O’Shea. “We are<br />

always excited to<br />

share the many<br />

great things going<br />

on at <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

High School and this<br />

honor provides<br />

recognition of our<br />

school’s efforts and<br />

progress. Our staff<br />

and students are<br />

committed to continuous<br />

improvement<br />

and look to achieve<br />

even higher outcomes<br />

in the years<br />

ahead.”<br />

Graduating 93.3<br />

percent of students<br />

in four years and<br />

92.9 percent of students<br />

in five years<br />

and a 33 percent AP<br />

participation rate,<br />

the Greyhounds continue<br />

to receive a<br />

high quality education<br />

and meet and<br />

exceed performance<br />

measures that well<br />

position them for<br />

college, a career, or<br />

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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 />

•Oct. 24 from 12 to 6 p.m. at St John’s<br />

Lutheran Church, 3220 Columbus St.<br />

•Oct. 25 from 12 to 6 p.m. at <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

Elks Lodge No. 37, 2140 Sonora Drive<br />

•Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at<br />

Mount Carmel <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>, 5300 North<br />

Meadows Drive<br />

•Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bethel<br />

Lutheran, 4501 Hoover Road<br />

•Oct. 31 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at<br />

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

•Nov. 3 from 12 to 6 p.m. at <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

Kingston Center Community Drive, 3226<br />

Kingston Ave.<br />

•Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at JC<br />

Sommer Elementary School, 3055<br />

Kingston Ave.<br />

•Nov. 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at<br />

CYCLING<br />

Continued from page 1<br />

community events<br />

the YMCA, 3600 Discovery Drive<br />

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

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

Trick-or-Treat/Beggars’ Night<br />

The traditional Trick-or-Treat/Beggars’<br />

Night will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.,<br />

Tuesday, Oct. 31. Residents who choose to<br />

distribute treats should turn on their porch<br />

lights during this time. Drivers are encouraged<br />

to watch for young pedestrians unaccustomed<br />

to traveling at night.<br />

Steadfast Food Pantry<br />

The Steadfast Helping Hands Food<br />

Pantry is open on Wednesdays from 3 to 6<br />

p.m. by appointment only. The pantry is<br />

located at 4500 Broadway in <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>.<br />

To set up an appointment, call 614-871-<br />

7445.<br />

force members Josh Stamper and Dan<br />

Starcher were stopped at an intersection<br />

when the driver of a pickup truck lost control<br />

and struck both men. The cyclists<br />

required hospitalization and were treated<br />

for concussions. Starcher has had a series<br />

of surgeries to repair the injuries he<br />

received from the accident.<br />

“Anything we present to you, as far as<br />

bicycle safety, comes from a very keen<br />

awareness that we have of the dangers of<br />

cycling,” said Daniels.<br />

Earlier this year, the city created this<br />

task force to help integrate the city’s trail<br />

system into the surrounding regional trails<br />

by working with entities like the Mid-Ohio<br />

Regional Planning Commission (MORPC),<br />

Central Ohio Greenways, Metro Parks,<br />

and the city of Columbus to review connections<br />

between <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> and downtown<br />

Columbus and to the Camp Chase Trail.<br />

Daniels said the task force members<br />

split up and rode on the routes to identify<br />

paths and safety concerns.<br />

Those who cycled from <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> to<br />

downtown Columbus used the route that<br />

travels down Gantz Road to Hardy<br />

Parkway, then to Brown Road. The problems<br />

bicyclists face on this route are that<br />

the roads are narrow, there is a lot of traffic,<br />

it lacks signage, and the bridge over<br />

Interstate 270 is unsafe.<br />

According to Daniels, they are working<br />

with Central Ohio Greenways to create a<br />

trail from Scioto <strong>Grove</strong> Metro Park to<br />

Berliner Park, along Columbus and part of<br />

the Great Southern Shopping Center.<br />

Connections from <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> to Darby<br />

Park and the Camp Chase Trail, which<br />

leads to the Ohio to Erie Trail, include<br />

Johnson Road, the Bolton Field Bikeway,<br />

and Demorest to Big Run Park to<br />

Georgesville Road. Daniels said all those<br />

routes need safety improvements.<br />

As far as connection within <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>,<br />

Daniels and the task force had an idea.<br />

“Our big ask is a bicycle and pedestrianonly<br />

bridge over Interstate 71, north of<br />

Hoover Road, where Hoover crosses the<br />

interstate,” said Daniels.<br />

All the bicycle task force members have<br />

crossed the interstate on the Hoover Road<br />

bridge and Daniels said no one likes it.<br />

“The bridge could link the east and west<br />

areas of the city and would greatly improve<br />

safety,” he said.<br />

Some of the task force’s recommendations<br />

are already in the works.<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Mayor Richard “Ike” Stage<br />

said the city has had the goal of connecting<br />

the east and west side of the city via a<br />

bridge near Hoover Road by Mount Carmel<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>. He said the pedestrian and<br />

bicycle bridge has been incorporated in the<br />

plan as a possibility.<br />

Council president Ted Berry said city<br />

leaders have had discussions with officials<br />

from the city of Columbus and other entities<br />

to make connection easier. He said<br />

improvements are planned along Gantz<br />

Road and Hardy Parkway.<br />

“We are getting there, but there is more<br />

work to do,” said Berry.<br />

According to Daniels, the task force<br />

would also like to create bike-friendly educational<br />

and map materials as well as host<br />

cycling events. They plan to continue to<br />

work with community partners on connections<br />

to downtown Columbus and the<br />

Camp Chase Trail.<br />

The task force also plans to submit<br />

accreditation paperwork to Bicycle<br />

Friendly America by February of 2024.<br />

According to its website, this is a program<br />

that provides advocates with a roadmap<br />

and assistance to build places more welcoming<br />

to people who bike. It is a tool for<br />

states, communities, businesses, and universities<br />

to make bicycling a transportation<br />

and recreation option for all people.<br />

Approximately 500 cities across the<br />

nation participate in the program and<br />

share best practices.<br />

Sept. 19, <strong>2023</strong>, Oct. 5, <strong>2023</strong>, <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

Police were dispatched to the 1700 block<br />

of Buckeye Place on a report of a theft<br />

from a vehicle. The victim stated they<br />

parked their vehicle at 10:00 p.m. Oct. 4<br />

and returned around 7:15 a.m. the following<br />

morning. When the victim returned,<br />

they discovered the driver's side<br />

rear window had been broken out. The<br />

victim provided police with a list of tools<br />

that were stolen.<br />

Oct. 5, <strong>2023</strong>, <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Police were dispatched<br />

to the 1700 block of Buckeye<br />

Place on a report of a theft from a vehicle.<br />

The victim stated they parked the<br />

vehicle overnight when they returned in<br />

the morning, they discovered the rear<br />

passenger side window had been broken.<br />

The victim stated tools were stolen from<br />

the vehicle.<br />

Oct. 8, <strong>2023</strong>, <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Police were dispatched<br />

to the 3100 block of Southwest<br />

Blvd on a report of a theft from a vehicle.<br />

The victim stated they parked their vehicle<br />

overnight, and when they returned<br />

to the vehicle, the victim reported a<br />

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stolen.<br />

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Sept. 29, <strong>2023</strong>, <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Police were<br />

dispatched to the 4200 block of Lemert<br />

Dr. on a report of a theft from a vehicle.<br />

The victim stated they woke up at 4:40<br />

a.m. to the sound of their vehicle alarm<br />

going off. The victim went to their vehicle<br />

and found the side window broken<br />

out. The victim reported that $1,200 in<br />

tools were stolen.<br />

Sept. 29, <strong>2023</strong>, <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Police were<br />

dispatched to the 1900 block of Stringtown<br />

Rd. on a report of a theft from a vehicle.<br />

The victim stated they parked<br />

their vehicle overnight and upon returning,<br />

discovered the rear window of the<br />

van had been broken out. The victim<br />

stated several tools had been stolen.<br />

Crime Prevention Tips:<br />

Park in well-lit areas. Remove your<br />

valuables. Close your windows and lock<br />

the doors. Do not leave keys in the car.<br />

Never leave your vehicle while it is running.<br />

These cases are only a sample of crimes<br />

under investigation by our division of police.<br />

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State<br />

Issue 1<br />

Most of us are beginning to see media commercials<br />

and direct mail pieces related to the two state issues<br />

on the November 7th ballot. In this and my next<br />

column, I will try to provide some clarity about<br />

these important proposals.<br />

State Issue 1, if approved by voters, will enshrine in<br />

the Ohio Constitution the legalization of abortion<br />

throughout Ohio. You can find the exact wording<br />

of the proposed amendment at https://www.<br />

ohiosos.gov/globalassets/elections/<strong>2023</strong>/gen/<br />

issuesreport.pdf. The weblink also provides an opportunity<br />

for proponents and opponents alike to articulate<br />

their positions on the issue.<br />

Proponents of the measure want the pregnant<br />

mother alone to be able to make the decisions she<br />

thinks are best for her. Proponents state further that<br />

the proposal protects women from what they feel<br />

are extreme abortion bans. In addition, the measure<br />

creates legal protections for persons or entities<br />

that perform or assist with abortions.<br />

Opponents feel that the proposed amendment<br />

goes too far. They state that the measure’s wording<br />

would allow abortions up to the point of birth. The<br />

amendment states, in part, that the State can prohibit<br />

an abortion only when the fetus is determined<br />

by the woman’s treating physician to be viable and<br />

only if the physician does not consider the abortion<br />

necessary to protect the pregnant woman’s life or<br />

health. Indeed, at least one U.S. Supreme Court ruling<br />

so broadly defines “health” that the treating<br />

physician, especially if an abortionist, can cite any<br />

factors—emotional, psychological, familial, and<br />

age—to justify the procedure.<br />

Opponents also cite that the proposal ends parental<br />

notification for a minor child seeking and obtaining<br />

an abortion. They also state that the measure abolishes<br />

care and safety treatment of a pregnant<br />

mother, like requiring a licensed doctor to perform<br />

an abortion.<br />

In short, proponents say that a “yes” vote keeps government<br />

out a woman’s personal decision and that<br />

such decisions about pregnancy and abortion<br />

should be free from government interference. Opponents<br />

state that a “no” vote protects Ohio’s Constitution<br />

from an allegedly extreme amendment<br />

that creates abortion-on-demand and eliminates<br />

parental rights.<br />

This is an important issue for which voters should<br />

consider all the arguments and make their most judicious<br />

decision. Make sure you vote on November<br />

7th.<br />

In my next column, I will write about State Issue 2,<br />

which. If approved, will legalize recreational marijuana<br />

for adults in Ohio.<br />

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Township to receive salt for snow assistance<br />

By Dedra Cordle<br />

Staff Writer<br />

Jackson Township officials have approved a request from a<br />

neighboring municipality to assist with snow and ice removal this<br />

winter.<br />

At its meeting on Oct. 10, the board of trustees unanimously<br />

approved a limited-term contract with the city of Columbus that<br />

will allow its road department to service some residential streets<br />

that fall within the city limits.<br />

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Obituaries<br />

Karen Sue Holycross (Scheerer), age 68, of Orient, Ohio<br />

went to heaven on Thursday, September 28th, <strong>2023</strong> following declining<br />

health due to heart failure.<br />

She was born December 11th, 1954 to the late Daisy Louella Scheerer<br />

(Whaley) and Kenneth Andrew Scheerer.<br />

She moved from Bucyrus to <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> as a young girl, when her father was<br />

transferred by the railroad. She graduated from the newly built <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

High School in 1973.<br />

Karen was a dedicated housewife that cared for her husband and children<br />

with great affection. She enjoyed going to church at the Naz, shopping for<br />

Christmas gifts and vacationing with her husband. Later in life, she was<br />

known to enjoy an occasional coffee treat from Starbucks. Karen was<br />

famous for her pumpkin roll and potato candy. She loved to watch the old<br />

back and white TV shows, Lucky Dog and the Cooking channel.<br />

She leaves behind her husband of 50 years, James Karl Holycross Jr.; her 5<br />

children Robin Bernhardt (Adam), Kenneth Holycross, Rosetta Holycross<br />

(Paul), Michael Holycross (Amanda) and Daisy Robinson (David); 13 grandchildren<br />

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road department regularly engages in shared roadway clearing<br />

during inclement weather events, but this marks the first time the<br />

city has asked the township to service the residential roads in<br />

their shared jurisdictions.<br />

“It is not uncommon for the city of Columbus road crews, our<br />

township road crews, and even the city of <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> road crews to<br />

clear the streets where we all share some jurisdiction,” he said.<br />

“But from the city of Columbus’ perspective, these areas that they<br />

have asked us to clear are really isolated from their routes and<br />

closer to ours.”<br />

Farnsworth said that the residential streets that the city has<br />

asked the township to clear in heavy snow events are primarily at<br />

the northern end of the township, clustered around the new housing<br />

development off Dyer Road.<br />

“In total, we are talking about less than five additional miles so<br />

our crews will not have to go well and far out of their way to clear<br />

the city streets,” Farnsworth said.<br />

In exchange for the township road department clearing the 13<br />

city streets of heavy snowfall and/or ice, the city will increase its<br />

allotment of a much needed winter commodity — salt.<br />

“Under the terms of this contract, we will go from receiving 25<br />

tons of salt from the city yearly to receiving 100 tons of salt from<br />

the city,” said Farnsworth. “That can make a big impact on our<br />

salt storage each year.”<br />

He added that the city will provide the extra delivery of salt to<br />

the township free of charge.<br />

These are the city streets and portions of city streets that the<br />

township will serve during heavy snowfall events this fall and winter:<br />

•Allmon Road<br />

•Dyer Road<br />

•Lazar Road<br />

•McComb Road<br />

•Tanis Drive<br />

•Sussex Place<br />

•Lewes Castle Drive<br />

•Horsham Drive<br />

•Billingham Drive<br />

•Branoch Drive<br />

•Wales Place<br />

•Channel Place<br />

•Penzance Place<br />

The contract between the city and the township runs from Oct.<br />

15, <strong>2023</strong> to April 15, 2024. Should the city want the township to<br />

continue to remove snow and ice from these streets next year, the<br />

contract will need to be renewed by the trustees.<br />

In other news, the township summer cleanup program has<br />

recently concluded but officials would like for the residents to<br />

know that they can still drop off their electronic waste year-round<br />

at the administration building, 3765 Hoover Road.<br />

Farnsworth said they will accept appliances, computers, computer<br />

batteries, and computer components. They cannot accept<br />

computer monitors or television monitors at this time.<br />

“They can bring all of their unwanted e-waste to the administration<br />

building Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., excluding<br />

federal holidays,” he said.<br />

Farnsworth also added that township residents receive free and<br />

unlimited bulk pickup as a part of the consortium.<br />

“Please call Local Waste to have those unwanted items picked<br />

up,” he said.<br />

<strong>Messenger</strong>’s upcoming<br />

publication schedule<br />

The <strong>Messenger</strong> will alter its print publication schedule for the<br />

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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 />

Century Village open house<br />

The Southwest Franklin County<br />

Historical Society welcomes groups and<br />

community events<br />

<strong>October</strong> 22, <strong>2023</strong> - GROVE CITY MESSENGER - PAGE 7<br />

individuals to Century Village, 4185<br />

Orders Road. Tour the historic log house<br />

and school from 2 to 4 p.m. the fourth<br />

Saturday of each month, May through<br />

September. For more information or to<br />

schedule a visit to Century Village, contact<br />

Steve Jackson at 614-871-0081.<br />

Free community meal<br />

Bethel Lutheran Church, 4501 Hoover<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 />

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Isabella Jones is the only young girl (ages 9-10) in the area playing football this season.<br />

Jones plays for the <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Knights with the <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Kids Association.<br />

Gridiron girl in <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

By Sarah Slayman<br />

Staff Writer<br />

Isabella Jones challenges norms by trying<br />

any sport that peaks her interest. This<br />

season, she’s a football player.<br />

Jones, a fourth grader from the south of<br />

Columbus, has always been one to try<br />

something new for the fun of it. She has<br />

particularly excelled within the world of<br />

sports and strongly believes that girls can<br />

be amazing athletes. She has demonstrated<br />

this herself with the wide variety of<br />

teams she’s joined including the cheer<br />

squad, running club, jiu jitsu academy, and<br />

wrestling team.<br />

This past year, Jones observed how<br />

much fun her brother had on his football<br />

team and approached her parents with the<br />

idea of trying it.<br />

Her parents, Julia and Ezekiel Jones,<br />

were skeptical at first, wanting to keep her<br />

safe. She persisted with the case that her<br />

brother does it and she’s just as capable.<br />

She also noted that there were no girls on<br />

the field and thought that if other girls<br />

could see her having fun, they might be<br />

brave enough to try it too.<br />

“I wanted to show everybody that girls<br />

can do anything,” said Jones.<br />

A <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> recreation league welcomed<br />

her as the only girl this fall, with<br />

her parents being her biggest fans.<br />

“I’m so proud of her diving into something<br />

so new and challenging,” Julia said.<br />

Jones joined the team with some adversity<br />

and her family caught rumblings of<br />

her being incapable of lasting the entirety<br />

of the season. She has not been discouraged;<br />

she is simply too busy with excitement<br />

over all she is learning. Some teammates<br />

have befriended her and helped her<br />

learn the ropes, as this is not their first<br />

season. She feels cared for and has so much<br />

fun playing next to them.<br />

Jones spoke to some highlights of her<br />

experience and noted that tackling is one of<br />

her favorite aspects of the sport, something<br />

her dad is particularly proud of, and catching<br />

is something she feels excited to<br />

improve on. Team meals and celebrating<br />

victories are something that light up her<br />

face as she recalls their wins.<br />

“We’re unstoppable,” she said.<br />

Her parents remark of her resilience<br />

throughout the entire experience. Jones is<br />

significantly physically smaller than most<br />

everyone she competes against, but seems<br />

to bounce right up after being overtaken.<br />

Her parents said Jones is an example to all<br />

for humbly taking on challenges with a<br />

buoyant determination.<br />

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Voter’s Guide<br />

www.columbusmessenger.com<br />

The <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> <strong>Messenger</strong> sent a questionnaire<br />

to candidates running for local<br />

office in contested races in the Nov. 7 election.<br />

The following are their responses.<br />

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

Schools Board<br />

of Education<br />

(Two seats up for election)<br />

• Denise D’Angelo<br />

Occupation: Stay<br />

at home mom/Self<br />

Employed<br />

Education/military/<br />

and/or political<br />

experience: I am<br />

a class of 2001 graduate<br />

from <strong>Grove</strong><br />

<strong>City</strong> High School. I<br />

am a Licensed<br />

Massage Therapist Denise D’Angelo<br />

with an associate of<br />

applied science degree. I enjoy spending<br />

time with my family, volunteer coaching<br />

with Parks and Rec basketball and GCKA<br />

soccer. I also enjoy being an advocate for<br />

SWCSD PTA, helping out the local PTAs<br />

whenever I can.<br />

Goals if elected? As a parent in the district,<br />

I want to restore transparency and<br />

parental involvement. Increase school<br />

safety for staff/students. Lastly, but most<br />

important is to work to increase our academic<br />

performance at all grade levels.<br />

District scores are dangerously low, we<br />

must do better for the children we represent.<br />

• Anthony Caldwell, 3492 Rosburg<br />

Drive, Columbus<br />

Occupation: Director of Government<br />

Relations, Ohio Nurses Association<br />

Education/military/ and/or political<br />

experience: President for the SWCSD<br />

Board of Education, Central Region<br />

President-Elect of Ohio School Boards<br />

Assoc, Board of Trustees for Ohio School<br />

Boards Assoc, Westland Area Business<br />

Assoc Board Member<br />

Goals if elected? I will continue to put<br />

our students first by providing high-quality,<br />

public education to all kids in our community<br />

while continuing to be fiscally<br />

responsible, not raising taxes, and ensuring<br />

all residents and taxpayers have a<br />

voice about the future of our schools.<br />

• Julie Liskany - Did not respond<br />

• Lee Schreiner,<br />

4728 Clayburn<br />

Drive E., <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

O c c u p a t i o n :<br />

Retired educator<br />

Education/military/<br />

and/or political<br />

experience: BA<br />

Education (Urbana<br />

College), MA<br />

Education (Ohio<br />

Lee Schreiner<br />

State University);<br />

Teacher (SWCS<br />

District) 38 years; SWCS board of education<br />

(10 years); SWCS education foundation<br />

board member; <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> board of<br />

zoning appeals; 2020 Ohio School Boards<br />

Association president<br />

Goals if elected? Promote quality, challenging<br />

public education; Support parent<br />

involvement; Continue fiscal responsibility;<br />

Increase graduation percentage and<br />

diversity of staff.<br />

Village of Urbancrest<br />

Council<br />

(two seats up for election)<br />

• Alicia Skinner - did not respond<br />

• Sabrina West - candidate could not be<br />

contacted due to insufficient address<br />

• Nikky Ziglar-Zimmerman, 2822 Main<br />

St., Urbancrest<br />

Occupation: Rock Star Grill Operator at<br />

Waffle House<br />

Education/military/ and/or political<br />

experience: Associates degree information<br />

technology<br />

Goals if elected? The reason I am running<br />

for another term is to continue my<br />

work for our village. I am passionate about<br />

my community and would like to see continued<br />

growth and togetherness.<br />

Village of Urbancrest<br />

Public Affairs<br />

(two seats up for election)<br />

• Donna Bogue<br />

Occupation: Neighborhood Advocate,<br />

Board of Public Affairs and Board of<br />

Zoning Appeals<br />

Education/military/ and/or political<br />

experience: I am a neighborhood advocate<br />

currently serving Urbancrest, where<br />

everyone is someone. I am on the Zoning<br />

Appeals Board and the Board of Public<br />

affair. I have also served on the play<br />

ground committee as well as volunteered<br />

at many neighborhood events over the<br />

years.<br />

Goals if elected? I would like to continue<br />

to serve the best interest of the entire<br />

neighborhood, Including fulfilling my<br />

duties on the Board of Public Affairs and<br />

educating the public in ways to keep our<br />

storm water run-off as clean as possible.<br />

• Lolita Wallace - did not respond<br />

Village of Urbancrest<br />

Mayor<br />

(One seat up for election)<br />

• Joseph L.<br />

Barnes Sr.<br />

O c c u p a t i o n :<br />

T r a n s p o r t a t i o n<br />

Educational Aide<br />

with South-Western<br />

<strong>City</strong> Schools<br />

District<br />

Education/military/<br />

and/or political<br />

experience:<br />

Columbus State:<br />

Joseph Barnes<br />

Course of study<br />

Human Resource Management; Military:<br />

US Army 101st Airbourne Division-<br />

Personnel Management Specialist; Mayor,<br />

Councilman, Community Activist<br />

Goals if elected? Continue to Prepare<br />

and Preserve Urbancrest for Future<br />

Generations to Come at the same time<br />

Improving the Quality of Life for all of the<br />

Residents in Urbancrest as a whole and<br />

ensuring a strong infrastructure and<br />

Financial base for the Future Stability and<br />

Growth of Urbancrest.<br />

• Beverly Coleman Stewart - did not<br />

respond<br />

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

(Member of Council - Ward 4)<br />

• Melissa Anderson<br />

O c c u p a t i o n :<br />

Marketing and<br />

Operations; Small<br />

Business Owner<br />

Education/military/<br />

and/or political<br />

experience:<br />

Bachelor of Arts<br />

from The Ohio State<br />

University in<br />

Communications;<br />

Melissa Anderson<br />

22+ years in marketing<br />

and operations, corporate and<br />

agency roles. A community leader having<br />

spent many years in volunteer roles serving<br />

on nonprofit boards, including in executive<br />

trustees positions. Small business<br />

owner.<br />

Goals if elected? First and foremost,<br />

commit to existing citizens already invested<br />

in our community. Strengthen current<br />

infrastructure before we grow and guarantee<br />

infrastructure improvement plans<br />

before approving new development.<br />

Improve outdated infrastructure, including<br />

cellular service. Utilize my business<br />

experience managing million dollar budgets,<br />

seek citizen input to prioritize how to<br />

best use Ward 4 TIF funds. Enhance our<br />

parks, outdoor spaces, recreational programming<br />

and community wellness needs.<br />

Listening. I want to know what our community<br />

members want for their families.<br />

It’s not about what I think is right for<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>, but rather the common ground<br />

we can find together to make our community<br />

a better place to live, work and play.<br />

• Roby Schottke, 4912 McNulty St.,<br />

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

O c c u p a t i o n :<br />

Retired educator<br />

Education/military/<br />

and/or political<br />

experience: 8<br />

years as Ward 4<br />

council member,<br />

prior GC Planning<br />

Commission, GC<br />

Park Board, Roby Schottke<br />

teacher, principal<br />

at GCHS, Executive Director of<br />

Instruction for SWCS<br />

Goals if elected? Two years ago I made<br />

a proposal to the GC Park Board to partner<br />

with me to build a community recreation<br />

center. In the proposal, I had provisions<br />

for public partition, construction<br />

funding, potential locations on park land,<br />

and funding sources for operations. The<br />

Park Board accepted my proposal, and we<br />

proceeded to start the project. Over the<br />

two years, we have a core working group of<br />

citizens, contracted a firm to conduct focus<br />

groups, to send out a statically accurate<br />

survey, and to solicit responses from the<br />

community. In May 2022, I authored an<br />

adopted resolution to fund the community<br />

study and to limit the center to city owned<br />

property. We expect to have an accurate<br />

report of the community desires in a community/rec<br />

center in late fall.<br />

Editor’s Note<br />

If there is no photo with the candidate’s<br />

questionnaire answers, one was not provided.<br />

Due to an editorial error, certain<br />

political races have been rerun in the<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> <strong>Messenger</strong>.<br />

I ran into some problems at my polling<br />

place. What can I do?<br />

You may report these problems to your<br />

county's elections office. You may also call a<br />

toll-free National hotline about voting irregularities:<br />

1-877-OUR-VOTE. This will be<br />

answered by the Election Incident Reporting<br />

System.


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<strong>October</strong> 22, <strong>2023</strong> - GROVE CITY MESSENGER - PAGE 9<br />

Lesser known President Lincoln trivia<br />

Each February, Americans celebrate the birthdays<br />

of two of the more influential presidents in United<br />

States history. Presidents Day is observed on or near<br />

the birth date of America’s first president, George<br />

Washington. However, Presidents Day also celebrates<br />

the life of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the<br />

United States who was born on Feb. 12.<br />

Celebrants can consider the following interesting<br />

tidbits about this incredibly influential man, courtesy<br />

of Factslides, Constitution Daily and the History<br />

Channel.<br />

• Lincoln practiced law, but he did not have a formal<br />

law degree. He only had about 18 months of<br />

schooling in the field of law.<br />

• The president disliked being called “Abe.” He preferred<br />

being called by his last name instead.<br />

• Lincoln was an accomplished wrestler as a young<br />

man. His wrestling proclivity helped secure him a<br />

place in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.<br />

• Lincoln was born in Hodgenville, Kentucky,<br />

becoming the first elected president to be born outside<br />

of the original 13 states.<br />

• In addition to being a wrestler, a patent-holder<br />

and a president, Lincoln also was a licensed bartender.<br />

Before his presidency, he owned a business called the<br />

Berry and Lincoln General Store and Tavern in New<br />

Salem, Ill.<br />

• Lincoln was an animal<br />

lover and was not known to<br />

actively hunt or fish. He had a<br />

dog named Fido and a cat<br />

named Tabby.<br />

• Paving the way for future<br />

beard-lovers, Lincoln was the<br />

first president with a beard. An<br />

11-year-old girl named Grace<br />

Bedell convinced Lincoln to<br />

grow his whiskers in exchange<br />

for her brothers’ votes.<br />

• John Wilkes Booth,<br />

Lincoln’s assassin, was a famous actor who had a fan<br />

in Lincoln himself. The president actually was photographed<br />

with Booth during his second inauguration.<br />

Interestingly enough, a few months before Booth<br />

assassinated Lincoln, the president’s oldest son was<br />

saved from injury by John Wilkes Booth’s brother on a<br />

train platform in New Jersey.<br />

• Abraham Lincoln was supposed to attend Ford’s<br />

Theater with Ulysses S. Grant, but Grant cancelled at<br />

the last second.<br />

The life of Abraham Lincoln is justifiably celebrated<br />

every year. But that life is perhaps even more interesting<br />

than many may know.<br />

Campaign distortion techniques<br />

All candidates are trying to sell themselves to voters. Sometimes<br />

their language is so skillfully crafted that they distort the truth in way<br />

that are difficult for even the most careful observer to detect. Here are<br />

some examples of distortion techniques that you should watch for as<br />

you review candidates' campaign materials.<br />

•Name calling/appeals to prejudice:<br />

These are attacks on an opponent based on characteristics that<br />

will not affect performance in office. References to race, ethnicity or<br />

martial status can be subtly used to instill prejudice.<br />

•Rumor mongering:<br />

These include statements such as, "Everyone says my opponent is<br />

a crook, but I have no personal knowledge of any wrongdoing," which<br />

imply (but do not state) that the opponent is guilty.<br />

•Guilt by association:<br />

These are statements such as, "We all know Candidate B is backed<br />

by big money interest," that attack candidates because of their support<br />

rather than because of their stands on the issues.<br />

•Catchwords:<br />

These are phrases that are designed to trigger a knee-jerk emotional<br />

reaction rather than to inform.<br />

•Passing the blame:<br />

These are instances in which a candidate denies responsibility for<br />

an action or blames an opponent for things over which he or she had<br />

no control.<br />

•Evading real issues:<br />

These include instances in which candidates may avoid answering<br />

direct questions, offer only vague solutions or talk about the benefits<br />

of proposed programs but never get specific about possible problems<br />

or costs.<br />

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• Board of Directors<br />

Franklin County<br />

Convention Authority<br />

• Secretary/Treasurer Central Ohio Mayors and Managers<br />

Association<br />

• Charter Member GC Community<br />

Improvement Corporation<br />

• Charter Member GC Area Chamber of Commerce & Past<br />

President<br />

• Retired Executive<br />

from Huntington National Bank, Managed<br />

over 1,000 associates<br />

Mayor Stage is a Proven, Experienced Leader<br />

Strong & Balanced Commercial Growth<br />

• 22 new businesses and employers in 2022.<br />

• 10-year job growth: 12,650 – with 4,700 in the last 3 years.<br />

• $11.9 million added to <strong>City</strong>’s income tax revenue over the last 2 years.<br />

Residential Quality of Life<br />

• Median home sale price steadily increased over the last 3 years.<br />

• 5 years of growth in average household income.<br />

• Numerous, major road improvements through state & local<br />

partnerships.<br />

• Increased Police Protection.<br />

• 35 years with no <strong>City</strong><br />

tax increases.<br />

• Balanced budget with substantial reserves.<br />

KEEP EXPERIENCE<br />

• GC Council Member 1986 -1988<br />

• GC Mayor 1988 - 1995<br />

• GC Development Director 1998 - 2000<br />

• GC Administrator<br />

2000 - 2003<br />

• Chairman, Mid-Oh hio Regional Planning Commission 2004 -2005<br />

• GC Council member-at-large 2006 - 2007<br />

• GC Mayor 2008 – present<br />

KEEP COMMITMENT<br />

• Married to fello<br />

ellow GCHS graduate, Shelah, for<br />

over 50 years<br />

• Founding Member<br />

SWCS Educational Foundation<br />

• Past President Gro<br />

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Lions Club and 40-year member<br />

• Member of Americ can Legion Post 164 & <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

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These are not endorsements<br />

The <strong>Messenger</strong> newspapers would like to<br />

clarify that the candidates and issues featured<br />

in this advertising section are published<br />

as paid political advertisements. These are<br />

As a resident for the past 30 years, as well as<br />

a local small business owner for the past 10+<br />

years here in <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>, I have seen our community<br />

evolve in many ways….yet there still is that<br />

inherent charm about <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> that so many of<br />

our residents are proud of and others who discover<br />

it quickly when they visit, work, or move here.<br />

We cannot lose that....ever! At the same time, we<br />

must acknowledge change and growth are<br />

inevitable to survive as a safe and healthy community.<br />

With that said, I want to be a voice for all of<br />

the citizens of <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>. I want to help our residents<br />

better understand how city government<br />

works and if we don’t like it, how to get involved,<br />

speak up, engage each other, and work together to<br />

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<strong>October</strong> 22, <strong>2023</strong> - GROVE CITY MESSENGER - PAGE 11<br />

These are not endorsements<br />

The <strong>Messenger</strong> newspapers would like to<br />

clarify that the candidates and issues featured<br />

in this advertising section are published<br />

as paid political advertisements. These are<br />

NOT endorsements for the candidates and<br />

issues; the Columbus <strong>Messenger</strong> Company<br />

does not do any political endorsements.<br />

PAID ADVERTISING<br />

Melissa Anderson for<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Council, Ward 4<br />

I’m running for <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Council, Ward 4,<br />

to bring fresh new leadership to <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>. I’m a<br />

mom, wife, and working professional with strong<br />

community ties, raising 4 school-aged children<br />

here. Born in Northeast Ohio, a graduate of The<br />

Ohio State University, and someone who loved<br />

Columbus enough to never leave. When it came<br />

time to plant roots, after living around Central<br />

Ohio, I chose <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> as the place to call home<br />

because of the welcoming community. I’ve been<br />

here now for 20 years as a <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> resident. I<br />

have more than 23 years of corporate and business<br />

experience within marketing, communications<br />

and operations roles. I also own and operate<br />

a small business of vacation rentals.<br />

My vision is to build a thriving, safe community<br />

where future generations will want to live. If<br />

elected, I’m committed to connecting with our<br />

residents, ensuring your voices are heard. It is our<br />

residents who are already deeply invested in our<br />

community, and you deserve to have a say in its<br />

future. I’ll focus on improving infrastructure,<br />

addressing cell phone coverage, enhancing parks,<br />

outdoor spaces, recreational programming and<br />

community wellness needs, and prioritizing safety.<br />

I’m dedicated to making <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> an even<br />

better place to live, work, and play.<br />

I ask for your support and your vote on<br />

November 7th. Together, we can bring positive<br />

change and the next generation of leadership to<br />

our community. Please vote Melissa Anderson for<br />

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Yard signs, like the vivid mums of autumn,<br />

have emerged throughout the South-Western <strong>City</strong><br />

School District, heralding the approach of a crucial<br />

Election Day on November 7th. This race<br />

holds the power to mold the district’s educational<br />

trajectory, with two esteemed incumbents,<br />

Anthony Caldwell and Lee Schreiner, seeking<br />

reelection.<br />

Caldwell and Schreiner have exemplified<br />

unwavering dedication to their community, championing<br />

student safety and responsible fiscal<br />

stewardship. Under their leadership, academic<br />

performance has surged, finances remain robust<br />

for the next five years, and construction projects<br />

have been executed on time and under budget.<br />

As the President and Vice President of the<br />

SWCSD Board of Education, respectively,<br />

Caldwell and Schreiner have amassed broadbased<br />

support from parents, teachers, transportation<br />

staff, custodians, and working people across<br />

our community. Their enduring commitment<br />

revolves around putting students' interests at the<br />

forefront.<br />

Central to their vision is an emphasis on<br />

parental and family engagement, resulting in tangible<br />

improvements such as rising graduation<br />

rates, reduced absenteeism, and enhanced student<br />

belonging. Furthermore, they've lightened the<br />

financial load on district families by reducing student<br />

fees.<br />

Anthony Caldwell, a dedicated parent of a<br />

recent Westland graduate, and Lee Schreiner, a<br />

38-year veteran educator in the district, have<br />

earned the community's trust.<br />

As November 7th nears, voters are urged to<br />

vote for Caldwell and Schreiner for the school<br />

board, securing the continued excellence of<br />

South-Western <strong>City</strong> Schools. Your vote matters<br />

for the future of our local education.


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<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Area Chamber of Commerce<br />

To create a positive environment for the development and success of business<br />

“Boo off Broadway” returns this weekend<br />

Boo off Broadway makes its annual return<br />

this weekend!<br />

The community is invited to join the<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Area Chamber of Commerce for<br />

Halloween fun for all ages:<br />

When: Saturday, Oct. 28<br />

Where: Town Center Park, 3359 Park St.<br />

Time: Noon - 4 p.m.<br />

The Chamber’s previous years hosting<br />

have been great successes for local businesses,<br />

community members, and serve as<br />

an opportunity to connect the two. Businesses<br />

look forward to the event just as<br />

much as costume-clad children and their<br />

families.<br />

Member businesses set up booths both in<br />

showcase of their business and as trick-ortreat<br />

stops; many have hosted carnival-style<br />

games in previous years. Chamber leaders<br />

have said to anticipate “lots of kids and lots<br />

of candy!” in addition to appearances by<br />

princesses, superheroes, and even Ghostbusters.<br />

The <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Area Chamber of Commerce<br />

wants to recognize this year’s Boo off<br />

Broadway sponsors (as of press time).<br />

Thank you to presenting sponsors Shepherd<br />

Insurance Partners and KL Home Team at<br />

Howard Hanna. We also want to thank the<br />

Fraternal Order of Eagles, Southwest Public<br />

Libraries, Creative Mobile Interiors, Cutler<br />

Real Estate, Monterey-Optalis Health &<br />

Rehabilitation Center, and Wright-Patt<br />

Credit Union.<br />

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“Falling” for the <strong>Grove</strong><br />

<strong>City</strong> Chamber Foundation<br />

The Foundation’s fundraising efforts support scholarships for local students, such as<br />

these students who were recognized and awarded with a scholarship in <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

Supporters were able to “Fall for the<br />

Foundation” at the <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Chamber<br />

Foundation’s annual fundraiser night held<br />

on Friday, Oct. 20.<br />

Attendees enjoyed a delicious dinner and<br />

entertainment including Tracy Carter and<br />

Michael Kent. A reverse raffle and a silent<br />

auction filled with items such as luxury<br />

trips and sports tickets filled out the opportunities<br />

to financially support the Foundation.<br />

For many in the community, it’s a key<br />

night to come together and socialize with<br />

others while supporting the Foundation.<br />

From the fundraiser, the Chamber Foundation<br />

will be able to continue (and even expand<br />

upon) its scholarship-awarding efforts.<br />

Currently the Foundation awards scholarships<br />

four times a year across three different<br />

types of scholarships–High School,<br />

Renewal, and Chamber Affiliate. Since<br />

2013, the Foundation has awarded over<br />

$168,000 in scholarships to over 264 local<br />

students.<br />

The Foundation has one more <strong>2023</strong><br />

scholarship deadline. Friday, Dec. 15 is the<br />

deadline for fourth quarter Chamber Affiliate<br />

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Another successful Farmers Market and another Challenge win for FD<br />

To wind down another successful season<br />

of the <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Chamber Farmers’ Market,<br />

the Chiefs Challenge returned with the<br />

Jackson Township Fire Department facing<br />

off against the 2022 winners from the <strong>Grove</strong><br />

<strong>City</strong> Division of Police.<br />

Tied at three wins each, this year would<br />

give someone the true edge over the other–<br />

in addition to the trophy and of course the<br />

year-long bragging rights. Chief of Police<br />

Eric Scott led his team in the Challenge,<br />

looking to go back-to-back, which Fire Chief<br />

Randy Little and his team looked to reclaim<br />

the title that had once been theirs.<br />

This year’s victory went to the Jackson<br />

Township Fire Department. The trophy will<br />

reside at the firehouse for a year, while the<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Police team makes plans to even<br />

the overall record next year.<br />

Overall it was another successful Market<br />

year stretching from May to September and<br />

providing countless shoppers with an opportunity<br />

to shop local and even learn about<br />

these local products.<br />

We couldn’t do it without the support of<br />

our sponsors, so a final big thank you goes<br />

to: (Presenting Sponsor) Mount Carmel<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>, (Farm to Table Sponsors) FST<br />

Logistics, Dedicated Senior Medical Center<br />

in Partnership with OhioHealth, (Sunrise<br />

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Sanderson Automotive, <strong>City</strong>Scene Media<br />

Group, Credit Union of Ohio, 1st Service<br />

Federal Credit Union, Hirth Norris & Garrison,<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Senior Living by Traditions,<br />

The Little Theatre off Broadway,<br />

Mid-Ohio Food Collective, Monterey-An Optalis<br />

Health & Rehabilitation Center,<br />

SERVPRO, Shepherd Insurance Partners,<br />

WesBanco, Wright-Patt Credit Union, Zangmeister<br />

Cancer Center, (Farmers’ Market<br />

Supporters) Creative Mobile Interiors,<br />

Cruise Planners-David Todd, Edward<br />

Jones-Chris Gourley, <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Family<br />

Dentistry, Health Markets, Heritage Cycles,<br />

Houk Certified Public Accountant, KatBro,<br />

Leavitt Group Midwest-Scott Molino, Morley<br />

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After losing in 2022, the Jackson Township<br />

Fire Department regained the Chief’s Challenge<br />

trophy at the <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Farmers’<br />

Market Chief’s Challenge.<br />

Buckeye Ranch partners with<br />

Nationwide Childrens Hospital<br />

By Vickie Thompson-Sandy<br />

President & CEO of The Buckeye Ranch<br />

Who is The Buckeye Ranch?<br />

In 1956, the Women’s Juvenile Service<br />

Board developed a long-range plan in response<br />

to the increased number of boys who<br />

were coming before the Franklin County Juvenile<br />

Court due to the behaviors they were<br />

exhibiting. Then, we viewed those behaviors<br />

as delinquent. Today, we know those<br />

behaviors were a result of trauma inflicted<br />

upon them, as well as mental health challenges.<br />

The Women’s Juvenile Service<br />

Board responded with a solution for those<br />

children in the 1950’s that was both innovative<br />

and ahead of its time: They designed a<br />

residential treatment center for boys.<br />

In 1958, a 75-acre farm on Hoover Road<br />

in <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> was purchased and named<br />

The Buckeye Boys’ Ranch and three (3)<br />

years later began serving 13 boys. By 1991,<br />

services expanded to include girls and families<br />

and was renamed The Buckeye Ranch,<br />

Inc. This expansion and renaming occurred<br />

right before the retirement of the late, Dr.<br />

Les Bostic, who served as the founding Executive<br />

Director.<br />

The Buckeye Ranch has grown to serve<br />

over 5,000 children, youth, and families annually<br />

with mental health, education and<br />

child welfare needs in <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> and six<br />

other locations in Ohio and employs over 550<br />

employees. While known for our residential<br />

mental health treatment in <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>, our<br />

continuum has expanded to meet the changing<br />

needs of the community. Today, it includes<br />

Integrated Care, Child Welfare, and<br />

Community & Education-Based mental<br />

health service lines. This expanded continuum<br />

is aimed at prevention and early identification<br />

of mental health in schools, mental<br />

health services brought to the youth and<br />

family in their home and community, and<br />

services focused on child well-being and permanency.<br />

Only youth with the most acute<br />

mental health needs are served on our treatment<br />

campus in <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>.<br />

Increase of youth mental health needs<br />

The growth of The Buckeye Ranch is directly<br />

related to what we have seen nationally;<br />

an increase in mental health needs<br />

among our children since the early 2000’s.<br />

It was exacerbated by the pandemic and<br />

most likely parents, like me, became more<br />

aware of their children’s behavioral changes<br />

as they were together working and attending<br />

school from home.<br />

In December 2021, the US Surgeon General<br />

issued an Advisory of Children Mental<br />

Health Crisis further exposed by COVID-19<br />

pandemic (Protecting Youth Mental<br />

Health). This report came out around the<br />

same time the American Academy of Pediatrics,<br />

American Academy of Child & Adolescent<br />

Psychiatry and Children’s Hospital<br />

Association in 2021, made a declaration of a<br />

National Emergency in Child and Adolescent<br />

Mental Health (National Emergency in<br />

Child and Adolescent Mental Health).<br />

This crisis is a national trend and Ohio’s<br />

children are not excluded. Our Central<br />

Ohio community is fortunate to have several<br />

reputable providers along with Nationwide<br />

Children’s Hospital’s Behavioral Health<br />

Pavilion to serve these youth. Their data<br />

demonstrates that Ohio’s children accessed<br />

their psychiatric crisis services over 8,000<br />

See BUCKEYE, page 17


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Voice of <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> a success at Arts in the Alley<br />

This year’s Voice of <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> winner shows<br />

us that persistence and hard work pays off.<br />

Competing and placing well since 2021, this<br />

year the Voice of <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> title went to Issac<br />

Young. In addition to his work yielding success,<br />

Issac also took him the $2,500 cash prize.<br />

Rounding out the top three were Tracy Roese<br />

in second and JJ Price in third. Taking home this<br />

year’s People’s Choice Award was Madelyn Jarrell.<br />

All the contestants brought their own unique<br />

sounds in addition to energy and passion for their<br />

vocal art.<br />

As is the way with the Voice of <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>, the<br />

judges provide constructive feedback so that contestants<br />

can learn and improve to continue furthering<br />

their vocal music journey. Voice of <strong>Grove</strong><br />

<strong>City</strong> contest organizer Trent Soles has strived for<br />

positive experiences since the beginning.<br />

“Our goal with the Voice of <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> has<br />

been to create a positive learning experience for<br />

all contestants whether they win or not,” Trent<br />

said.<br />

This year’s contest was all held on Saturday,<br />

Sept. 16 during Arts in the Alley, making for a<br />

day full of music and positivity. In addition, special<br />

thanks go out to Broadway Fireplace and<br />

Décor for their award sponsorship, and a big<br />

thank you to the many judges and volunteers for<br />

sharing their time and experience to this event.<br />

Didn’t get to see The Voice of <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> this<br />

year? Want a sample of all contest entries? Visit<br />

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BUCKEYE<br />

Continued from page 14<br />

times in both 2021 and 2022. The care<br />

these youth require is critical. In the last<br />

decade, visits to the Emergency<br />

Department for youth who deliberately<br />

harm themselves rose by 329 percent and<br />

attempts at suicide rose by 49 percent<br />

(NIH.GOV).<br />

The Buckeye Ranch and Nationwide<br />

Children’s Services have partnered for several<br />

years to support children in this community.<br />

In the last few years, we have discussed<br />

the struggle with this gap in our<br />

behavioral health continuum of care for<br />

some of the children with the highest mental<br />

health needs despite both of us being<br />

well known service providers for these<br />

youth. Since psychiatric residential placements<br />

have not existed, children are left<br />

with no other option than to remain in psychiatric<br />

inpatient units longer than necessary.<br />

Inpatient units are not programmed<br />

for longer stay patients, thus preventing<br />

children from receiving the best or most<br />

appropriate level of care and preventing<br />

other children access to the inpatient beds<br />

and services. An average of 140 children on<br />

any given day seek these intensive services<br />

outside of Ohio, causing additional stress<br />

for them and their family.<br />

Ohio is actively addressing this gap in<br />

services through the OhioRISE initiative to<br />

include the implementation of Psychiatric<br />

Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTF).<br />

The Buckeye Ranch recognized a PRTF<br />

level of care as a missing and critical piece<br />

in our Residential Mental Health continuum<br />

of care. The Buckeye Ranch Board of<br />

Directors convened in early 2021 and<br />

strategically decided to answer the community’s<br />

need for a solution that would meet<br />

the modern mental health needs of today’s<br />

youth. Nationwide Children’s Hospital<br />

committed to co-creating a solution for<br />

these youth, reflecting our commitment to<br />

the children and families in our community.<br />

•In-patient child and adolescent beds<br />

are often full which then requires hospitals<br />

to bed patients in medical beds that are not<br />

the best or most appropriate placement.<br />

•Some patients stay too long. An acute<br />

psychiatric inpatient unit is not programmed<br />

for longer stay patients. It is difficult<br />

for patients to see other patients leaving<br />

when there is no opportunity for them,<br />

but they do not meet acute care psychiatric<br />

criteria. This causes a bottleneck in the system<br />

that prevents access to inpatient beds<br />

for an appropriate acute care case.<br />

Estimates are that 300 children did not<br />

access inpatient psychiatric services based<br />

on this gap.<br />

•Ohio requires a level of care to bridge<br />

inpatient psychiatric and residential with<br />

an inpatient level of intensity in a residential<br />

facility. Currently children must get<br />

this care out of state.<br />

•Ohio is in the midst of a placement crisis<br />

and has young people sleeping in the<br />

lobbies of county Children Services offices<br />

due to their high acuity needs. Foster care<br />

crisis forcing kids to sleep in offices (Part 2)<br />

- Urbana Daily Citizen (urbanacitizen.com)<br />

Psychiatric Residential Treatment<br />

Facilities provide the bridge between inpatient<br />

hospitalization and community-based<br />

care for children and their families with high<br />

acuity needs. Care is provided seven days a<br />

week, 24 hours a day under the direction of a<br />

physician and delivered by mental health<br />

and other physical health professionals. The<br />

programming offers a highly structured and<br />

intensive mental health service provided in a<br />

setting where children stay in a communitylike<br />

environment. Their treatment includes<br />

living among peers, receiving educational<br />

programming, and developing healthy and<br />

independent coping skills. In-state care closer<br />

to the youth’s home increases family<br />

engagement and involvement in therapy as<br />

well as care coordination among the multiple<br />

support systems in a child’s life.<br />

Discharge planning with a Child and<br />

Family Team for returning a youth to their<br />

family begins at the time of admission. The<br />

youth and their caretakers develop a plan<br />

to support stability in their home and community<br />

post discharge. The Buckeye<br />

Ranch’s PRTF will treat the whole child<br />

and family and place them at the center of<br />

the care team. We bring the child’s community<br />

into the PRTF to make for a more natural<br />

treatment environment. We work with<br />

state and local partners to coordinate care<br />

and provide interventions on the forefront<br />

of mental health care. We will keep children<br />

closer to their communities and families<br />

which facilitates involvement of important<br />

supports.<br />

We believe in an innovative and progressive<br />

strategic approach to mental health care and<br />

organizational growth. To modernize the psychiatric<br />

and medical level of care and educational<br />

needs of youth receiving treatment, we<br />

plan on a $35 million dollar investment in our<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> campus. In addition to the capital<br />

investment, the PRTF will create new professional<br />

opportunities for those interested in<br />

behavioral healthcare for a broad range of<br />

positions including nursing, licensed clinical<br />

therapists, mental health technicians, and<br />

administrative support teams. The PRTF will<br />

consist of four (4) distinct mental health treatment<br />

communities with twelve (12) bedrooms<br />

and a 4-bed crisis and stabilization unit, as<br />

well as administrative offices for youth admissions.<br />

Our mission to restore hope and provide<br />

healing is rooted in our vision to raise<br />

healthy children, youth, and families. We<br />

believe that through our coordinated services<br />

we can assist families who are urgently seeking<br />

help. We know that without access to<br />

this critical care, families, and communities<br />

struggle to keep their children safe and supported.<br />

When families experience their hope<br />

restored, they can begin their journey of<br />

healing and contribute to a thriving community.<br />

Our children need us to help them with<br />

their mental health needs through their<br />

behaviors of self-harm and attempts at suicide.<br />

We cannot turn away.<br />

Donate at www.buckeyeranch.org/invest<br />

or email us at development@buckeyeranch.org.<br />

A path to connectivity<br />

Photo courtesy of the city of <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

The First Baptist Church Leisure Path is now open. A ceremony was held on Oct.<br />

12 to celebrate the path’s opening with <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Mayor Richard “Ike” Stage and<br />

Pastor Dave Earley officially cutting the ribbon. This is the last link between Fryer<br />

Park / <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> YMCA to <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> High School and beyond.<br />

Leaf collection in <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

The city of <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> residential leaf<br />

collection runs through Friday, Dec. 15.<br />

The city is divided into four areas, each<br />

assigned two collection weeks and crews<br />

service each street once during the designated<br />

week(s).<br />

Leaf Collection Tips<br />

Residents are asked to have leaves<br />

raked to the curb by 7 a.m. Monday of your<br />

designated week.<br />

•Leaf collection for each area begins<br />

Mondays and may take the entire week to<br />

complete. Weather may affect the schedule.<br />

•Help keep leaves out of the street gutter,<br />

away from storm drains, ravines and<br />

streams.<br />

•Rake leaves to the grassy area<br />

between the street and sidewalk or to the<br />

edge of your lawn for streets without sidewalks.<br />

Leaves will not permanently damage<br />

the lawn.<br />

•Relocate parked vehicles from the<br />

street, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., during your collection<br />

week.<br />

•Leaves in plastic bags cannot be collected.<br />

•Leaves are accepted year-round when<br />

placed in yard waste bags/containers as<br />

part of regular trash pickup by Local<br />

Waste Services.<br />

•A greener alternative is to mulch<br />

leaves with a mower to provide a natural<br />

fertilizer.<br />

At the end of leaf collection, residents<br />

will be asked to bag the remaining leaves<br />

and set them out for regular refuse pickup<br />

by Local Waste Services.<br />

Whether you pile, compost or bag,<br />

review the best practices for protecting<br />

water quality and your local infrastructure<br />

by the Franklin County Soil and Water<br />

Conservation District:<br />

•Keep leaves out of the street and away<br />

from storm drains, ravines and streams.<br />

•Always use a leaf-blower to clean<br />

pavement.<br />

•Add leaves to composting bins but mix<br />

with high-nitrogen ingredients for best<br />

results.<br />

•Use leaves as mulch: to slow the<br />

growth of weeds and retain soil moisture.<br />

Leaves eventually decompose, adding<br />

nutrients to the soil and improve soil structure.<br />

For more information, call the <strong>Grove</strong><br />

<strong>City</strong> Service Department at 614-277-1100.<br />

To look up the leaf collection map, visit<br />

grovecityohio.gov.


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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that traffic<br />

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New preliminary data from the Ohio State<br />

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Distracted driving crashes peaked in May 2018 with<br />

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“In just six months, this law is saving lives by<br />

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said DeWine. “I am grateful to every driver who has<br />

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other drivers to commit to doing the same. There is no<br />

acceptable amount of distracted driving.”<br />

When comparing the first nine months of 2022 and<br />

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this year, a decrease of 16 percent. Over the same<br />

time period, distracted driving fatalities also declined<br />

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The impact of the new law is also reflected in the<br />

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the theory that the actual number of crashes<br />

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the exception of April 2020 when significantly fewer<br />

people were traveling due to the COVID pandemic,<br />

September <strong>2023</strong> had the lowest number of overall<br />

crashes in nearly six years.<br />

The total number of traffic crashes was at its highest<br />

in January 2018 at 29,264 crashes as compared to<br />

approximately 14,458 traffic crashes last month, a difference<br />

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When comparing the first nine months of 2022 and<br />

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crashes this year. Traffic fatalities also decreased during<br />

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Governor DeWine signed Senate Bill 288 in<br />

January, which prohibits all drivers, in most circumstances,<br />

from using or holding a cell phone or electronic<br />

device while driving. The new law went into effect in<br />

April with a six-month grace period in which law<br />

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www.columbusmessenger.com <strong>October</strong> 22, <strong>2023</strong> - GROVE CITY MESSENGER - PAGE 19<br />

Pets of the Week<br />

Courvoisier has<br />

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daily, “Will today<br />

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Beckett is a gentle<br />

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He will nudge your<br />

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He is housebroken,<br />

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“Talk To Me” connects with its audience<br />

Although there is no scientific evidence<br />

to support my theory, I believe within my<br />

horror movie loving heart that the opening<br />

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the 1995 slasher “Texas Chainsaw<br />

Massacre: The Next Generation” for me to<br />

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can affect your opinion of the movie during<br />

the watch and well after it.<br />

In the case of the new to stream<br />

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right away that while I might not come<br />

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appreciate what first time feature film<br />

directors Danny and Michael Philippou<br />

were attempting to do with it, both within<br />

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It begins with the sort of showboating<br />

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following a 20-something man through a<br />

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frenetic scene that showcases what the<br />

reminder of the film will be: a decently performed<br />

‘cursed teen’ film that is wholly<br />

unafraid of getting bloody and violent and<br />

filled with half-hearted but well-intentioned<br />

commentary about mental health<br />

and the lack of empathy caused by too<br />

much social media usage. It’s a bit of a<br />

familiar thread of other movies within this<br />

genre but it does make an impact, nonetheless.<br />

After this intense scene, the story then<br />

settles on Mia (Sophia Wilde), a slightly<br />

odd teenager who is still reeling from the<br />

death of her mother two years prior.<br />

Unwilling to speak to her father about her<br />

constant but quiet grief, she attaches herself<br />

to her best friend Jade (Alexandra<br />

Jensen) and her family — young brother<br />

Riley (Joe Bird) and no nonsense but still<br />

fun mom Sue (Miranda Otto). Because they<br />

are teenagers, Mia and Jade spend hours<br />

together scrolling through their social<br />

media feeds, not really communicating or<br />

connecting unless it is to gossip about<br />

something that they saw online. One of<br />

their fiercest and most frequent debates<br />

revolves around whether a video an<br />

acquaintance posted about becoming possessed<br />

after touching an embalmed hand is<br />

real or not.<br />

Because they want to see whether the<br />

video is real or fake, they decide to leave<br />

the safety of Jade’s house to attend a house<br />

party where the severed hand is rumored<br />

to be. When they arrive, the “guest of<br />

honor” is there in the middle of the table,<br />

waiting for a willing participant to grip the<br />

disembodied appendage, say the word<br />

“Talk to me — I’ll let you in” — and then<br />

briefly succumb to the spirit that answered<br />

your call. Of course, no one at these parties<br />

really cares whether the spirits are malevolent<br />

or not — they just want to experience<br />

it for themselves and then post it on social<br />

media for clout and content.<br />

There are a few “rules” with this game,<br />

however, and it is largely straightforward:<br />

You/the onlookers have to break the grip<br />

before 90 seconds or the spirits will want to<br />

stay in the body that is being possessed.<br />

Curious about the game — and perhaps desperate<br />

to see whether she can somehow<br />

contact her mother — Mia volunteers as<br />

tribute to the ghost. Naturally, things do<br />

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Dedra Cordle<br />

not go according to<br />

the rules of the<br />

game.<br />

Although the<br />

decision to invite<br />

spirits into her body<br />

has long-lasting<br />

effects on Mia and<br />

her found family, the Philippou brothers<br />

play most of the party possession scenes<br />

not as a horror but as a druggy teen comedy:<br />

it is a mind-altering trip where they<br />

want another hit and then another. And<br />

then when things start to go wrong, they’re<br />

less terrified of the dead and more so of<br />

cops and angry parents. It works as a way<br />

to ground the concept in something believable:<br />

stupid kids who don’t consider the<br />

consequences of their actions.<br />

Working on a script with Daly Pearson,<br />

co-writer Danny Philippou and twin brother<br />

Michael have crafted a movie that, while<br />

willing to get bloody and horrible, is also<br />

unafraid to embrace mood and moodiness —<br />

as witnessed within the opening sequence.<br />

While the strength of the story itself<br />

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and sadness set within those first<br />

ten minutes is a constant throughout the<br />

93 minute run time — and it lingers well<br />

after too.<br />

While “Talk to Me” treads familiar<br />

paths of films within and outside of the<br />

horror genre, it is a strong movie that is<br />

made all the more impressive as it is the<br />

first feature from the Australian brothers.<br />

It has an atmosphere that few horror<br />

movies can truly sustain, has a strong performance<br />

from its lead, and has an ability<br />

to connect with the audience despite the<br />

fact that nearly everyone in this film<br />

makes terrible decisions. It may not break<br />

any new ground, but “Talk to Me” isn’t a<br />

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either.<br />

“Talk to Me” is now available to stream<br />

on demand.<br />

Grade: B+<br />

News and Notes<br />

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

and columnist.<br />

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HANDYMAN SERVICES<br />

614-235-1819<br />

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614-634-2244<br />

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20 yrs exp - Sr. Discount<br />

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