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Merry Christmas!<br />

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

<strong>December</strong> 24, <strong>2023</strong> - January 14, 2024 www.columbusmessenger.com Vol. XLIII, No. 5<br />

Wreaths to<br />

remember<br />

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

On Dec. 16, thousands of volunteers<br />

throughout the country visited their<br />

local cemeteries to pay homage to those<br />

who served in the armed forces as a part<br />

of Wreaths Across America, a nationwide<br />

commemorative event whose mission<br />

is to remember deceased veterans,<br />

honor those still living, and teach the<br />

next generation the value of freedom.<br />

Among the participating locations for<br />

the <strong>2023</strong> Wreaths Across America event<br />

was Oak <strong>Grove</strong> Cemetery in Pleasant<br />

Township. Organized by Army veteran<br />

Carrie Cole, she was joined by more than<br />

three dozen individuals who came out to<br />

pay their respects to the 165 veterans<br />

who are buried at the cemetery, including<br />

Raymond Hunter, Cole’s grandfather<br />

who served in the Army and in the<br />

Korean War. The <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> resident, pictured<br />

here after placing a new wreath at<br />

the headstone of her grandfather’s resting<br />

place, said she was inspired to create<br />

sponsor group 0362 so his final resting<br />

place would not be the only one<br />

adorned by wreaths. “I think that every<br />

veteran here deserves to be remembered<br />

not just for their service to this<br />

country but also for the life that they<br />

lived,” said Cole. From now until Jan. 16,<br />

individuals can purchase a wreath for<br />

next year’s event and that purchase will<br />

be matched by Wreaths Across America.<br />

Cole said she hopes to get enough individuals<br />

to sponsor a wreath so they can<br />

lay them at the gravesites of all veterans<br />

at the Ebenezer Cemetery as well. For<br />

more information on how to sponsor a<br />

wreath, visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/OH0362.<br />

Corina Loughridge placed a wreath at the headstone of Harold Armentrout. More<br />

photos can be found at columbusmessenger.com.<br />

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School district<br />

appoints new<br />

board member<br />

By Dedra Cordle<br />

Staff Writer<br />

A new member has been appointed to<br />

the South-Western <strong>City</strong> School District<br />

Board of Education.<br />

At a special meeting held on Dec. 12,<br />

the board announced that Galloway resident<br />

Camille Peterson had been selected to<br />

fill a vacation position by a majority vote.<br />

She replaces longtime board member<br />

and retired district educator Cathy<br />

Johnson, who stepped down last month<br />

due to a change in residency outside of the<br />

district.<br />

According to board president Anthony<br />

Caldwell, there were 20 letters of interest<br />

submitted after Johnson announced her<br />

resignation on Nov. 20. Nineteen of those<br />

candidates were interviewed by the board.<br />

Caldwell said they had a difficult time<br />

coming to a consensus.<br />

“We had a great pool of candidates to<br />

choose from,” he explained in an interview<br />

after the special meeting. “All of the candidates<br />

had a very diverse background with<br />

a variety of experiences that could benefit<br />

our district moving forward so that made it<br />

very difficult to choose just one person<br />

because they all fit that mold of what you<br />

would want in a member of the board of<br />

education.”<br />

Ultimately, Caldwell said what set<br />

Peterson apart from the crowded field was<br />

her passion and her experience in advocating<br />

for underserved and underrepresented<br />

individuals and communities, particularly<br />

on the westside.<br />

“Camille has been a longtime westside<br />

advocate for kids who has over 16 years of<br />

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experience volunteering for student, staff and community<br />

causes in the area and in the district,” he said. “All<br />

of her children are graduates of Westland High School<br />

and she has been involved in the Parent-Teacher<br />

Associations at each of the high school’s feeder schools.<br />

She has also been a district PTA president, she has<br />

served on the state PTA, she’s been involved in levy<br />

campaigns and site steering committees and she is currently<br />

the president of the Westland High School<br />

Athletic Boosters program and the chair of the district’s<br />

Educational Foundation, helping secure scholarship<br />

funding and grants for our students.”<br />

As a fellow resident of the westside who has been<br />

involved in student causes prior to his election to the<br />

board, Caldwell said he has known Peterson for years<br />

through those channels and he believes the board<br />

made the right decision by choosing her to fill the<br />

vacant position.<br />

“Camille wears her heart on her sleeve,” he said.<br />

“She cares about kids, she cares about her community,<br />

she cares about the district. I couldn’t think of anyone<br />

who has spent as much time as humanly possible outside<br />

of her regular job caring for our students the way<br />

that she has, especially in the westside community.”<br />

He said he could not wait to see what impact she<br />

makes on the board and on the district itself.<br />

“She is just a remarkable person who will bring a<br />

wealth of experience and knowledge and passion to the<br />

board,” he said. “She will bring geographic diversity<br />

and racial diversity to the board and she will serve as<br />

a great voice for the people on the westside and in the<br />

underserved and underrepresented areas of our district.”<br />

Born in Detroit, Mich but raised in Cleveland, Ohio,<br />

Peterson came to Columbus with her high school<br />

sweetheart, William, to attend The Ohio State<br />

University. She received her bachelor of science in<br />

social work in 2002 and her master of social work in<br />

2004. Upon her graduation, she found employment at<br />

the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging and she is currently<br />

the aging program case management supervisor.<br />

“I have always had a passion for serving individuals<br />

who are underrepresented in our society,” she said.<br />

As the mother of three children, Peterson said she<br />

became involved in their school PTA’s as a way to try<br />

to make friends when her family moved to the westside<br />

around 2004.<br />

“I didn’t know anybody in the area so I thought that<br />

if I joined the PTA, it might provide me with the opportunity<br />

to get to know people, learn more about the community<br />

and learn more about the district where my<br />

children would be attending school,” she said.<br />

She added that she did not expect to become so<br />

involved for such a long time.<br />

“I couldn’t seem to help myself,” she said.<br />

Peterson said what she has enjoyed the most about<br />

her years of involvement with the PTA and her<br />

engagement with other district causes like the levy<br />

campaign, the site steering committee and the<br />

Educational Foundation is feeling as if she is “making<br />

a difference in the lives of our students, our staff, and<br />

our community.”<br />

Although she has spent nearly two decades volunteering<br />

with the PTA and other community leadership<br />

workgroups, she said she was never interested in serving<br />

on the board of education.<br />

That changed after the passing of board member<br />

Robert Ragland in 2021.<br />

Peterson was one of the individuals who submitted<br />

a letter of interest to fill his vacant seat. She said she<br />

felt it was important that the board continue to have a<br />

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representative that was a person of color.<br />

“The South-Western <strong>City</strong> School District has a very<br />

diverse population and I felt it was important for our<br />

students to continue to see someone on the board who<br />

looks like them, and to see someone who looks like<br />

them in a leadership role.”<br />

Although she was not selected for that vacant seat<br />

— it went to retired district educator and former school<br />

board member Lee Schreiner — she said that representation<br />

was why she sought a vacant seat once again.<br />

“I was confident to an extent because of my experience<br />

and my passion, but I was also not confident at<br />

the same time,” she quipped.<br />

She said when Caldwell let her know she had been<br />

selected, she and her family were “over the moon.”<br />

“I am so excited to be able to serve on the board of<br />

education,” she said.<br />

Peterson said she looks forward to working with her<br />

fellow board of education members to try to “better the<br />

lives of our students, our staff, our families, and our<br />

communities.”<br />

“To me, being a member of the board of education is<br />

about putting aside your personal politics and coming<br />

together with people who may have different views<br />

than you, who may have different experiences than<br />

you, and working together to find a happy medium to<br />

solve problems that may arise.<br />

“We weren’t all made to be the same, we weren’t all<br />

made to think the same, but I don’t think there is any<br />

reason why we cannot show the community that we<br />

can come together and work hard for our district.”<br />

Peterson will be sworn in prior to the budget hearing<br />

and organizational meeting on Jan. 8, 2024. She<br />

will serve until Dec. 31, 2025.<br />

She will be joined on the board by current members<br />

Chris Boso and Kelli Martindale and newly elected<br />

board members Denise D’Angelo and Julie Liskany.


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

Safety and capital improvements<br />

highlighted in <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> budget<br />

By Andrea Cordle<br />

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

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> leaders are making spending<br />

priorities for the upcoming year. The city’s<br />

administration presented its appropriations<br />

and expenditures budget for 2024.<br />

The estimated revenue for next year is<br />

$97.4 million. The majority of that comes<br />

from income taxes, which is expected to<br />

bring in $45 million.<br />

According to the legislation, $65 million<br />

has been requested from the city’s general<br />

fund. Safety services take up a large chunk<br />

of that funding with the police department<br />

requesting $13.5 million.<br />

The budget says that in 2024, the <strong>Grove</strong><br />

<strong>City</strong> Division of Police will have 75 fulltime<br />

employees and 10 part-time employees.<br />

Personnel costs have increased over<br />

$350,000 due to annual increases,<br />

increased overtime costs, and the addition<br />

of one officer.<br />

According to <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Safety Director<br />

Kevin Teaford, the division of police has<br />

asked for the city to fund 50 police officer<br />

positions: one more than last year. He said<br />

he looked at calls for service and response<br />

times and determined that the city needs<br />

more officers in the field.<br />

Teaford said the division does not just<br />

want officers responding to calls for service.<br />

“About 40 to 45 percent of the time, we<br />

want our police officers doing crime prevention<br />

efforts,” said the safety director.<br />

Teaford also said the division wants to<br />

be “heavy on field service officers and light<br />

on administrators.” The division accomplishes<br />

this by placing civilians in administration<br />

roles instead of using officers.<br />

Keeping staff has been a challenge.<br />

According to Teaford, the police department<br />

will be losing two officers to retirement<br />

in the coming months. However, he<br />

explained that there is a training class in<br />

progress so after that training period, the<br />

division will have 43 officers.<br />

“We are currently in the process of<br />

recruiting, and we are getting good quality<br />

applicants,” said Teaford.<br />

The safety director said they are hoping<br />

to hire seven more officers to reach their<br />

goal of 50. He also said they are looking at<br />

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

The American Red Cross will host several<br />

blood drives in <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>. This<br />

includes:<br />

•Dec. 23 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Drury<br />

Inn & Suites <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>, 4109 Parkway<br />

Centre Drive<br />

•Dec. 27 from 2 to 6 p.m., <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

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

community events<br />

ways to retain good employees.<br />

“We need to take care of our people,” he<br />

said.<br />

The budget for the police and emergency<br />

communications department has also<br />

increased for 2024. That department is<br />

seeking $2.7 million to fund its 18 employees<br />

as well as increased costs due to pay<br />

raises and overtime. The communications<br />

department will also need an extra<br />

$231,000 for costs association with a new<br />

radio system.<br />

In addition to safety services, the city is<br />

planning to spend nearly $23 million in<br />

capital improvements, which include (to<br />

name a few) $3 million for the annual<br />

street program, $2.5 million for improvements<br />

at Fryer Park, $1.3 million for a<br />

parking lot expansion at Windsor Park,<br />

$1.4 million for field reconfiguration at<br />

Windsor Park, and $1 million for roadway<br />

improvements along Broadway,<br />

Stringtown, Hoover, and Holt roads.<br />

According to the legislation, the <strong>Grove</strong><br />

<strong>City</strong> Area Convention and Visitors Bureau<br />

will receive $414,000, <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Town<br />

Center Inc. will receive $78,000, the <strong>Grove</strong><br />

<strong>City</strong> Chamber of Commerce will receive<br />

$74,000, and Little Theatre Off Broadway<br />

will get $9,000 through the convention<br />

bureau appropriation.<br />

In addition, the city plans to spend<br />

$659,364 on community development projects.<br />

This includes spending $45,000 on<br />

marketing events such as Arts in the Alley<br />

and the Bourbon and Spirits event. An<br />

additional $45,000 is expected to be used to<br />

market other city and Town Center events.<br />

It is expected to cost the city $85,000 for<br />

the 4th of July Celebration.<br />

According to <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Mayor Richard<br />

“Ike” Stage, the overall general fund appropriation<br />

request of $65 million is $12.8 million<br />

more than the <strong>2023</strong> appropriations.<br />

Operating expenses have increased by<br />

more than 8 percent and capital improvements<br />

are up in 2024. Last year, the capital<br />

improvements budget was $13.5 million.<br />

The estimated 2024 revenue projections<br />

and suggested appropriations will produce<br />

an end of year estimated unencumbered<br />

balance of $12.4 million.<br />

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•Dec. 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at<br />

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

•Dec. 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bethel<br />

Lutheran, 4501 Hoover Road<br />

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Singing and dancing in <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

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

On Dec. 8, dozens of individuals who have music in their hearts and rhythm in their<br />

souls came out to have a night of fun during the inaugural Karaoke and Dance Party<br />

held at the E.L. Evans Senior Center. Hosted by the <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Parks and Recreation<br />

Department, the hour-and-a-half long adaptive event offered children, teenagers, and<br />

adults throughout the region a chance to showcase their skills at the mic and on the<br />

dance floor while making a few new friends along the way. Among the dozens of individuals<br />

who decided to come out and cut a rug during the night’s festivities were<br />

Jennifer Mathias and her daughter, Tana (pictured at right). The dancing queens who<br />

hail from <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> said they had a fantastic time and were looking forward to attending<br />

more dancing parties in the future. Mike Jech, the department’s sports programming<br />

coordinator, said they intend to host a karaoke and dance party once every quarter.<br />

Tonya McDade and her son Gage smile for the camera in between dances.<br />

Ryan McKendry gets into the groove while singing “Good Vibrations” by The Beach<br />

Boys.<br />

Loren Strohm (left) and Kennedi Sparks (right) have fun on the dance floor.


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News and Notes<br />

Police charge two after<br />

attempted theft of vehicles<br />

According to the <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Division of<br />

Police, two juveniles were charged in connection<br />

with attempted car thefts at <strong>Grove</strong><br />

<strong>City</strong> area schools.<br />

During a basketball game on Dec. 12,<br />

two juveniles broke into three separate<br />

cars located in nearby school parking lots.<br />

All three cars were either a Kia or a<br />

Hyundai. After an investigation involving<br />

school resource officers and multiple area<br />

schools, the juveniles were charged with<br />

felonies in connection with the criminal<br />

acts.<br />

The division of police thanked the<br />

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and<br />

South-Western <strong>City</strong> Schools for the collaboration<br />

and partnership to close these<br />

cases and give the juvenile justice system<br />

an opportunity to intervene.<br />

The police are not releasing the identity<br />

of the charged juveniles at this time.<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 />

Holiday Light Collection<br />

Keep <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Beautiful is partnering<br />

with the city of <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> and Accurate IT<br />

Services to offer holiday light recycling at<br />

several drop-off locations through Jan. 7.<br />

Deposit lights ready to be discarded in<br />

marked collection boxes at one of the following<br />

locations during business hours:<br />

•<strong>City</strong> Hall, 4035 Broadway<br />

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

•Service Department, 3262 Ventura<br />

Ave.<br />

•Jackson Township Administration<br />

Building, 3756 Hoover Road<br />

•Fire Station 202, 3650 Hoover Road<br />

•Fire Station 203, 2650 London-<br />

<strong>Grove</strong>port Road<br />

•Fire Station 204, 4900 Buckeye Pkwy.<br />

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

Like most electronic products,<br />

Christmas lights are not bio-degradable<br />

and can sit in landfills for hundreds of<br />

years. Recycling unwanted lights is a simple<br />

way to look after the earth and help<br />

keep <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> beautiful.<br />

For additional information, contact<br />

Environmental Supervisor Linda Rosine at<br />

614-277-3058.<br />

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

Nov 15, <strong>2023</strong>, <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Police observed a<br />

vehicle traveling north on Broadway near<br />

Cedar <strong>Grove</strong>. The officer observed the driver<br />

texting while driving. A traffic stop was initiated,<br />

and the driver stated they were coordinating<br />

childcare on their phone. A citation<br />

was issued for Distracted Driving.<br />

Nov 17, <strong>2023</strong>, <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Police observed a<br />

vehicle traveling north on McDowell Rd. by<br />

Near Dr. The officer observed the driver texting<br />

while passing the officer. The officer<br />

pulled behind the vehicle and then observed<br />

the driver scrolling through a feed on the<br />

phone. A traffic stop was initiated, and the<br />

driver admitted to using their phone. A citation<br />

was issued for Distracted Driving.<br />

Nov 6, <strong>2023</strong>, <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Police stopped a vehicle<br />

for a child seat violation on Hoover Rd.<br />

around Gershwin Ave. While the officer was<br />

writing the citation, they observed the driver<br />

threw a cigarette out the window. The cigarette<br />

had a filter, so the driver was cited for<br />

littering from a motor vehicle, and child restraint<br />

required.<br />

July 25, <strong>2023</strong>, <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Police stopped a vehicle<br />

after observing several traffic violations<br />

at 2:42 a.m. The driver was identified as a<br />

20-year-old who kept reaching behind the<br />

passenger seat. The officer observed several<br />

bottles of beer behind the seat near an 18-<br />

year-old passenger. An open beer was found<br />

in the rear pocket of the front passenger seat<br />

and an open beer in the driver’s door. Both<br />

bottles were still cold to the touch. The driver<br />

was charged with OVI, Failure to Stop at a<br />

Stop Sign, Underage Consumption, Open<br />

Container in a motor vehicle, and drug paraphernalia.<br />

Aug 31, <strong>2023</strong>, <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Police stopped a vehicle<br />

after observing several traffic violations<br />

at 8:06 p.m. The driver stated they were<br />

talking to their 11-year-old in the passenger<br />

seat. The officer observed an open bottle of<br />

Michelob Ultra in the front center cup holder.<br />

The driver was charged with OVI, Driving in<br />

Marked Lanes, Failure to Stop at a Stop<br />

Sign, Open Container in a Motor Vehicle, and<br />

Endangering Children.<br />

Crime Prevention Tips:<br />

Do not drink and drive, this includes having<br />

open containers in your vehicle. When you<br />

travel after drinking, plan to have a designated<br />

driver who is not drinking or call for a<br />

ride. Remember buzzed driving is drunk driving.<br />

Do not use an electronic device while operating<br />

a vehicle, pull over where it is safe to<br />

use. Do not litter from your vehicle, remember<br />

cigarettes with filters are litter.<br />

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

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

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School board approves<br />

new contract for treasurer<br />

By Dedra Cordle<br />

Staff Writer<br />

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

of Education has reached an agreement to<br />

retain the current district treasurer<br />

through the summer of 2028.<br />

At its regular meeting on Dec. 11, the<br />

board unanimously approved a new fourand-a-half<br />

year contract for Treasurer<br />

Hugh Garside, which is slated to begin<br />

Jan. 1, 2024. Under the terms of the agreement,<br />

Garside will receive a base salary of<br />

$194,535 with an increase each year of the<br />

contract pending a satisfactory performance<br />

during an annual evaluation.<br />

The contract will also provide Garside<br />

with administrator liability insurance, disability<br />

insurance, health insurance, life<br />

insurance, vision insurance, employees<br />

Medicare and local, state, and national<br />

professional dues. The board has also<br />

agreed to pay 90 percent of the premium<br />

for family or single health insurance.<br />

Board president Anthony Caldwell said<br />

they are “thrilled” to have Garside return<br />

as the treasurer, calling him a “fiscally<br />

responsible public servant” who is a true<br />

resource for the students, the community<br />

and the district as a whole.<br />

“On behalf of our community, we are<br />

thrilled to have such a fiscally responsible<br />

public servant in Mr. Hugh Garside return<br />

to us as our district treasurer,” said<br />

Caldwell in a written statement. “Since<br />

going to the ballot for a levy in 2009, the<br />

district has not been back to our taxpayers<br />

for additional funding thanks to Mr.<br />

Garside’s foresight, planning and fiscal<br />

stewardship on behalf of taxpayers. During<br />

his tenure, he has leveraged state funding<br />

and sought out the procurement of grant<br />

dollars to maximize our impact to our student’s<br />

benefit and the district is projected<br />

to be in the black for the next five years. I<br />

could not be more proud to have Mr.<br />

Garside as a resource for our district, community,<br />

and the future of the South-<br />

Western <strong>City</strong> School District moving forward.”<br />

Garside has been with the district for<br />

more than 20 years, serving as treasurer<br />

from January 1999 to <strong>December</strong> 2004 and<br />

then from September 2007 to the present.<br />

The longest serving treasurer in the history<br />

of the district said after his new contract<br />

expires on July 31, 2028, he would like to<br />

add a few more years onto the books.<br />

community events<br />

“I like working and I love working here<br />

at the South-Western <strong>City</strong> School District,”<br />

said Garside. “I find my job to be very<br />

rewarding and I want to continue to make<br />

a positive impact on our students’ lives for<br />

as long as possible.”<br />

Under his tenure, the district has seen<br />

multiple construction projects take place.<br />

In his first term, he oversaw a project that<br />

built Central Crossing High School, the<br />

South-Western Career Academy, and a<br />

new district service center. In his second<br />

term, he oversaw phase one of the Ohio<br />

Facilities Construction Commission project<br />

that featured 13 replacement elementary<br />

schools, the renovation of two elementary<br />

schools and a new Franklin Heights High<br />

School. And in his last term, he oversaw<br />

phase two of the OFCC project which<br />

replaced the oldest four middle schools and<br />

provided additions to Jackson Middle<br />

School and renovations to East Franklin<br />

Elementary School, along with needed<br />

asphalt and roofing projects across the district.<br />

Garside said being involved in those<br />

projects were a “true bright spot” in his<br />

long career at the district.<br />

“When I first started out here, we had<br />

some buildings that were in pretty bad<br />

shape,” he said. “So to be a part of that<br />

effort to build new school buildings here<br />

and to see that we have been able to provide<br />

some truly wonderful spaces for our<br />

students to learn has been a joy to see and<br />

one of the true bright spots of my career<br />

here.”<br />

He said he looks forward to maintaining<br />

the “strong financial standing” of the district<br />

and watching the continued growth of<br />

the district and the communities within its<br />

boundary area.<br />

“When I got here, Hoover Road was just<br />

a skinny little road, Buckeye Parkway was<br />

not there, the (Hollywood) casino wasn’t<br />

here but now I just see so many new developments<br />

happening in <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> and on<br />

the westside,” he said. “I think it is an<br />

exciting time to be here in the district and<br />

I believe these developments could have a<br />

real positive impact on the financial future<br />

of the district.”<br />

In other news, the board of education<br />

will hold a budget hearing and organizational<br />

meeting at 6:45 p.m. on Jan. 8, 2024.<br />

The regular meeting will follow. The public<br />

meeting will be held at the District Service<br />

Center, 3805 Marlane Drive in <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>.<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.


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Fire department seeks levy in Pleasant Twp.<br />

By Andrea Cordle<br />

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

Voters in Pleasant Township will see a<br />

fire levy on the ballot in March of 2024.<br />

According to Fire Chief Dave Whiting, a<br />

committee reviewed a four, five, and sixmill<br />

levy, but settled on asking voters for a<br />

four-mill levy. This would cost taxpayers<br />

$140 a year per $100,00 in property value<br />

or just over $11 per month.<br />

If approved by voters, the funds generated<br />

from the levy would sustain the fire<br />

department for at least five years.<br />

Nancy Hunter, the chairwoman of the<br />

board of trustees, said the last time the<br />

township passed a levy, it was also expected<br />

to maintain the fire department for five<br />

years.<br />

Franklin County Auditor Michael Stinziano announced that<br />

the auditor’s office is reallocating $5 million to schools, libraries,<br />

parks, municipalities and agencies.<br />

Of that $5 million, a majority of the funds — more than $3.2 million<br />

- are going to school districts across the county. Additionally,<br />

Franklin County cities and villages will get $414,173, townships<br />

will get $259,952, libraries and parks will get $136,270, and county<br />

agencies will get $944,764.<br />

“By being fiscally responsible, we are able to return this money<br />

to help our community,” said Stinziano. “This is as close as we can<br />

come as per Ohio law to returning the funds directly to the citizens<br />

of Franklin County.”<br />

The reallocated money could be used for<br />

items like property tax relief, school supplies<br />

or other needs that benefit residents<br />

of Franklin County.<br />

Columbus <strong>City</strong> Schools will get the<br />

largest allotment of all the districts, at<br />

$1.08 million. Other school districts receiving<br />

generous returns are Hilliard <strong>City</strong><br />

Schools with $293,911, Dublin <strong>City</strong> Schools<br />

at $287,238, Worthington <strong>City</strong> Schools at<br />

$267,913, South-Western Schools at<br />

“We made that last for 14 years,” said<br />

Hunter at a special meeting on Nov. 29 to<br />

discuss the fire levy. “I don’t see any other<br />

way around the finances other than a levy.”<br />

It has been more than a decade since the<br />

township last approved a fire levy. Whiting<br />

said this is due to a fiscally responsible<br />

staff and grants that have helped to extend<br />

the previous funding mechanism.<br />

Back in 2017, the township sought a<br />

Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency<br />

Response (SAFER) Grant to cover most of<br />

the salary and benefits for a few new hires<br />

throughout the term of the grant. At that<br />

time, it was noted that should the township<br />

want to keep those staffing levels, a levy<br />

would be needed in the future.<br />

According to the township’s website,<br />

there are 10 full-time firefighters and the<br />

Terri Curcio<br />

chief. The fire department also employs<br />

part-time firefighters. They cover 43<br />

square miles with a population of 7,000.<br />

The fire department responds to nearly<br />

1,300 calls for service and operates from<br />

one fire station, located on Norton Road in<br />

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

To place the levy on the spring ballot,<br />

the township must submit a resolution to<br />

the Franklin County Board of Elections by<br />

Dec. 20. The trustees unanimously<br />

approved the resolution to seek a levy at<br />

the Dec. 12 board meeting.<br />

The <strong>Messenger</strong> reached out to Fire Chief<br />

Dave Whiting for additional comment on<br />

the fire levy, but did not receive a response<br />

as of press time.<br />

Schools to benefit from auditor’s reallocation<br />

News and Notes<br />

Project ChildSafe<br />

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

in a nationwide free gun lock<br />

giveaway program to help protect families<br />

from unnecessary tragedy.<br />

Over the past decade, Project ChildSafe<br />

developed a comprehensive program for<br />

firearm owners to be safe and responsible<br />

– preventing accidents and keeping<br />

firearms out of the wrong hands.<br />

Free, cable-style gun locks and firearm<br />

safety information are available at the<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Safety Complex, 3360 Park St.<br />

The free gun lock giveaway is part of the<br />

national Project ChildSafe Initiative,<br />

ensuring safe and responsible firearm<br />

ownership and storage. Funding for the<br />

locks is provided by a grant from the U.S.<br />

Department of Justice.<br />

For more information, contact the division<br />

of police at 614-277-1710.<br />

$249,263, Upper Arlington at $202,521, and Westerville <strong>City</strong><br />

Schools with $187,802.<br />

Among cities and villages, Columbus received the largest reapportionment,<br />

at $189,000, followed by Dublin at $36,636 and<br />

Upper Arlington at $28,192. Among libraries, the Columbus<br />

Metropolitan Library will receive $90,396, followed by the<br />

Worthington Public Library at $14,037 and the Upper Arlington<br />

Public Library at $8,771.<br />

The money that is being redistributed was collected as required<br />

by state law to pay for real estate reappraisals and triennial<br />

updates.<br />

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<strong>December</strong> 24, <strong>2023</strong> - GROVE CITY MESSENGER - PAGE 7<br />

<strong>2023</strong>:<br />

The Year<br />

in Review<br />

What a whirlwind! My first eleven months in the<br />

Ohio Legislature have been full of adventure, excitement,<br />

learning, and—best of all—accomplishment.<br />

Twenty-nine budget amendments I sponsored or<br />

co-sponsored made it into the $86.2 billion 2024-25<br />

State Biennium Budget signed by Governor<br />

DeWine—more by far than any other freshman legislator.<br />

The budget included record allocations for<br />

our public schools while also returning an unprecedented<br />

$3 billion to taxpayers. In addition, legislation<br />

I joint-sponsored to reorganize the Ohio<br />

Department of Education into the Department of<br />

Education and Workforce passed the Legislature<br />

and has been enacted into law. It reassigns responsibilities<br />

from the dysfunctional State Board of Education<br />

and holds accountable to the governor the<br />

state’s education bureaucracy. I’m finishing the year<br />

with 100% voting and attendance records at both<br />

session and committee meetings.<br />

The 80-acre Westland Shopping Center is now<br />

being demolished, making way for a proposed office/residential/entertainment<br />

mixed-use development.<br />

The Hollywood Casino has conducted the<br />

groundbreaking for a new 180-bed, seven-story<br />

hotel on its premises. In <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>, Forge Biologics,<br />

American Nitrile, and Tosoh, among others, all are<br />

expanding their company operations. The Columbus<br />

Partnership, Central Ohio’s economic development<br />

organization, has selected our district as the<br />

first for which it is compiling an inventory of available<br />

commercial properties and buildings for additional<br />

corporate expansion or relocation. We have<br />

begun to accomplish our agenda of economic<br />

growth, more and better jobs, and quality K12 education—both<br />

for Ohio and for the communities in<br />

our district!<br />

The work continues. The capital budget will be the<br />

first task we’ll tackle in 2024, allocating state funding<br />

to community building projects. We’ll tackle<br />

legislation on a variety of topics vital to us throughout<br />

the year.<br />

It is an awesome responsibility with which I am entrusted.<br />

It is a privilege to serve in this capacity and<br />

to be in a position to make a difference. I will continue<br />

to do my best to represent our community in<br />

a responsive and effective manner and to advocate<br />

for all of us in the Ohio House of Representatives. I<br />

invite you to reach out anytime to me about a concern,<br />

question, point of view, or request.<br />

Merry Christmas and the absolute best for you and<br />

those you love in 2024!<br />

(Dave Dobos represents the 10th District in the Ohio<br />

House of Representatives, which consists of parts of<br />

West, Southwest, and South Columbus, <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>,<br />

Urbancrest, and portions of Franklin and Jackson<br />

Townships. He reports regularly on his activities in this<br />

position and his campaign has paid for this communication<br />

with you.)<br />

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Creating Christmas memories<br />

I love making lists on paper. It makes<br />

me feel productive when I go shopping and<br />

end with a page full of crossed out items or<br />

a lengthy to-do list that is empty by the<br />

end of the day.<br />

There is one list of mine that is short,<br />

very short, with only five items–my personal<br />

bucket list with sights I want to see<br />

and places I want to go, including the<br />

Valley of the Kings and pyramids in Egypt,<br />

a sunrise on Machu Pichu in Peru, Petra in<br />

Jordan, the Sistine Chapel, and a<br />

Christmas market in Austria.<br />

This year, <strong>2023</strong>, I finally drew a line<br />

through two of them–the Sistine Chapel<br />

and a Christkindlmarkt (Christmas market)<br />

in Vienna–after years of saving and a<br />

COVID hiatus. My husband and I finally<br />

took our “trip of a lifetime” in November by<br />

visiting Rome, Venice, Zurich, and Austria.<br />

I have a personal connection with the<br />

city of Mozart, Schubert, and Haydn. My<br />

mother hails from Wien and my cousins<br />

still live there. When they asked where I<br />

wanted to go, and remembering my bucket<br />

list, the first three words out of my mouth<br />

were “a Christmas market.”<br />

I’ve dreamed of seeing one in person<br />

after watching PBS and travel channel<br />

specials on European holiday markets.<br />

Columbus tried one many years ago on the<br />

grounds of city hall on West Broad Street.<br />

It was wonderful and much like its foreign<br />

counterparts with quaint huts and talented<br />

vendors, but was not well attended.<br />

I wanted to wander among small stands<br />

decked out in lights and holiday cheer that<br />

offered handmade ornaments, gingerbread<br />

hearts bidding Frohe Weihnachten (Merry<br />

Christmas), carved wooden pyramids powered<br />

by candles and more.<br />

My simple request was filled eight times<br />

over with a visit to Vienna’s main<br />

Christkindlmarkt at the foot of city government–the<br />

Rathaus–along with five<br />

smaller district markets along the way,<br />

another on the grounds of the Schonbrunn<br />

Palace and the last, and best, one at<br />

Schloss Hoff (a baroque era estate outside<br />

of Vienna).<br />

I had no idea there was more than one<br />

Christmas market in Vienna.<br />

The city is divided into districts and<br />

each one sponsors their own version of the<br />

holiday tradition, which started in 1296. At<br />

any one time there are more than a dozen<br />

taking place, often within walking distance<br />

of each other, from mid-November to<br />

Christmas.<br />

They all are charming and depending on<br />

the location, offer many different artisancrafted<br />

items such as handmade clothing,<br />

colorful ceramics, jewelry, toys, pastries,<br />

and smoked meats hanging on poles alongside<br />

cheeses.<br />

You can walk along a street decorated<br />

Places - By Linda Dillman<br />

<strong>Messenger</strong> photo by Linda Dillman<br />

The entrance to the Christkindlmarkt in<br />

front of Vienna’s city hall.<br />

overhead with lighted chandeliers and<br />

shops in existence before America was settled<br />

and, without warning, come upon<br />

another holiday market. However, there is<br />

no mistaking the city hall market with its<br />

inviting archway, double-decker carousel,<br />

skating rink, and lines of stands weaving<br />

their way throughout the area.<br />

It is not called the Viennese Dream<br />

Christmas Market for nothing!<br />

We were fortunate that our stay in<br />

Austria afforded us the opportunity to visit<br />

the Schloss Hoff Christmas Market near<br />

the border of Slovakia. Held only one weekend<br />

a year, which coincided with our trip,<br />

it was a perfect opportunity to see the historical<br />

estate decked out for the holidays<br />

with eighty vendors scattered throughout<br />

buildings and grounds.<br />

Where horses and carriages were once<br />

housed in transporting princes and<br />

princesses, tables now displayed beautiful<br />

bowls, glittering glass ornaments and tiny<br />

carved berries soaked in fragrances of the<br />

season.<br />

A brass band played songs of the season<br />

while a bicycle-riding, human-powered<br />

merry-go-round of vintage bicycles and<br />

benches entertained little ones. Since it<br />

was mid-November and there was a chill in<br />

the air, an outside stand offered hot gluhwein,<br />

a spicy heated wine enjoyed throughout<br />

Germany and Austria during the ski<br />

season. Bar tables in the form of animal<br />

and tree forms helped visitors like us enjoy<br />

their gluhwein and a vast assortment of<br />

sweet and savory regional delicacies.<br />

The opportunity to cross off one of my<br />

bucket list goals went so far beyond my<br />

expectations, I now have layers upon layers<br />

of memories (and photos, lots and lots<br />

of photos) to revisit in the years to come.<br />

Merry Christmas everyone. I hope the<br />

memories that you make this holiday season<br />

are ones that you, too, can happily<br />

revisit in years to come.<br />

Linda Dillman is a <strong>Messenger</strong> staff writer.<br />

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Pets of the week<br />

<strong>December</strong> 24, <strong>2023</strong> - GROVE CITY MESSENGER - PAGE 9<br />

These furry friends are available<br />

for adoption at local<br />

rescues and shelters<br />

e season of giving<br />

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

The <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Parks and Recreation Department held a Christmas celebration on<br />

Dec. 13 at the Evans Senior Center. <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Mayor Richard “Ike” Stage (right) was<br />

on hand to present a $25,000 check to Chuck Gehring of LifeCare Alliance. These<br />

funds were raised through the Mayor’s Cup Golf Outing and the Pickleball Open. In<br />

the spirit of giving, The Senior Club also presented $12,000 to the city to fund Evans<br />

Center improvements.<br />

Lucky is a 6-year-old<br />

blind and deaf boy.<br />

He may have special<br />

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He manages to navigate<br />

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with ease once<br />

he has a little familiarity<br />

and can even calculate distances if he<br />

wants to make a little jump. He loves to purr<br />

and to rub up against your legs. If you’re looking<br />

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Whitney is an older<br />

diva at 13 years old.<br />

She is looking for a<br />

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she is the main<br />

attraction. She is shy<br />

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she will<br />

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Tyson is a lover. He<br />

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squeaky toys, and will<br />

play with them by<br />

himself but also loves<br />

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He is just the<br />

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Gunner is an 8-yearold<br />

mixed breed. He<br />

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and mellow guy who<br />

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As an older dog, he<br />

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Despite his age<br />

though, he enjoys<br />

going on walks and<br />

even walks like a<br />

dream. He’s a big cuddler too. Gunner is up<br />

for adoption at the Franklin County Animal<br />

Shelter.<br />

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Local students in “The Nutcracker”<br />

Two sixth graders at <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

Christian School once again took the<br />

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Brynleigh Dague reprised her role as a<br />

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<strong>December</strong> 24, <strong>2023</strong> - GROVE CITY MESSENGER - PAGE 11<br />

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

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autopsy report that states the cause of<br />

death is “catching oneself on fire” after surviving<br />

a fall from a two-story barn window<br />

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clueless American family who inherit a<br />

farmstead in Norway after the sudden<br />

passing of a relative. There are four victims,<br />

I mean, four members of the<br />

Nordheim clan: Bill (Martin Starr), the<br />

hapless father who thinks nothing bad<br />

ever happens in Norway; Carol (Amrita<br />

Acharia), Bill’s second wife who is a selfproclaimed<br />

self-help guru; Nora (Zoe<br />

Winther-Hansen), Bill’s surly elder<br />

teenage daughter who is despondent over<br />

leaving sunny, warm California; and Lucas<br />

(Townes Bunner), Bill’s sensitive younger<br />

teenage son who is trying to see the positive<br />

in moving to a new country with a new<br />

culture and a new language.<br />

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remote farm, complete with a wooden barn<br />

that has seen better days. In terms of holiday<br />

movies, this house is an A+ holiday<br />

house, a postcard-worthy setting complete<br />

with rolling hills nestled with glistening<br />

and pristine snow. But, as the locals<br />

advise, they should not get too attached to<br />

the beautiful property as there is something<br />

not quite right there.<br />

The trouble with the farmstead,<br />

explains Tor (Calle Hellevang Larsen), a<br />

friendly neighbor who is the local museum<br />

director for mythical Scandinavian creatures,<br />

is that their barn is inhabited by<br />

nisse, or magical elves who are willing to<br />

help out with the land as long as their<br />

rules of no bright lights, no loud noises,<br />

and no changes are followed.<br />

“If you follow the rules, you’ll be fine,”<br />

Tor tells the family.<br />

Of course, only Lucas takes these rules<br />

to heart and begins to make offerings of<br />

friendship to the barn elf (played by Kiran<br />

Shah), who kinda looks like a cross<br />

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Dedra Cordle<br />

Gizmo, the mogwai<br />

from the 1984 classic<br />

creature feature<br />

“Gremlins.” Since<br />

he wants to live in<br />

harmony with this<br />

magical being,<br />

Lucas tells his father and step-mother<br />

about the creature and encourages them to<br />

make friends with the nisse as well.<br />

For their part, Bill and Carol do not<br />

want to hear that anything is amiss with<br />

their new properties, nor do they want to<br />

hear that the elf does not want to see any<br />

changes to the land. You see, Bill and Carol<br />

have plans for their new home, and those<br />

plans include transforming the dilapidated<br />

barn into a quaint bed and breakfast for<br />

vacationers around the world.<br />

Feeling as if their children need to make<br />

friends, Bill and Carl decide to throw a few<br />

raucous parties complete with song and<br />

dance and plenty of alcohol. They also<br />

decide it is too dark in their stretch of the<br />

woods and they need holiday nights to be<br />

strung up everywhere to illuminate the<br />

night. The final straw for the increasingly<br />

angry and desperate barn elf is a slight<br />

over a breakfast meal: He wanted porridge<br />

as a peace offering and what he got was<br />

cold fish after a hungry Bill mistakenly ate<br />

his plate. The chaos that follows between<br />

barn elf, barn elves, and humans is one of<br />

the weirdest and funniest things I have<br />

seen on the screen all year.<br />

In terms of recent holiday horror-comedies,<br />

“There’s Something in the Barn”<br />

never quite reaches the highs of<br />

“Krampus” or even “Violent Night,” but it<br />

has the right combination of humor and<br />

horror to hit a sweet spot inside of those<br />

who sometimes have more, let’s say, less<br />

than jolly tastes around the holiday. Filled<br />

with great jokes at the expense of both<br />

America and Norway — Bill and Carol keep<br />

expecting people to have guns while the<br />

Norwegians just want peace despite being<br />

shot with arrows and other objects — and<br />

littered with some light gore at the expense<br />

of both humans and elves alike, this film is<br />

a gift that you don’t want to miss this holiday<br />

season, or any that come on a rewatch<br />

thereafter.<br />

“There’s Something in the Barn” is currently<br />

available on demand and on Apple<br />

TV, Prime Video, and Vudu.<br />

Grade: B+<br />

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

writer and columnist.


www.columbusmessenger.com <strong>December</strong> 24, <strong>2023</strong> - GROVE CITY MESSENGER - PAGE 13<br />

Funding approved for early learning<br />

The Franklin County Commissioners<br />

voted to approve an additional $11.5 million<br />

to support the second year of the<br />

Franklin County RISE early learning initiative<br />

which helps to make high-quality<br />

childcare more affordable for working<br />

Franklin County families. The agreement<br />

between Franklin County Department of<br />

Job and Family Services and Future Ready<br />

Five brings the commissioners’ total commitment<br />

to this multi-year initiative north<br />

of $23 million.<br />

“Franklin County is a thriving community,<br />

but that growth can’t continue unless<br />

parents have quality early-learning options<br />

for their children and the children themselves<br />

are adequately prepared for school,”<br />

said board president John O’Grady. “Our<br />

region is expected to add more than<br />

700,000 people in the next few decades,<br />

which won’t be possible or sustainable<br />

unless we find ways to support high-quality<br />

early-learning centers and help make<br />

child care more affordable for families.”<br />

Originally launched in the spring of<br />

2022, Franklin County RISE takes a<br />

whole-system approach offering an array of<br />

supports for working families, child care<br />

providers and early learning professionals.<br />

The initiative, which is made possible with<br />

the support of the American Rescue Plan,<br />

puts equity at the forefront and is designed<br />

to help address disparities in early learning<br />

outcomes for low-income and underrepresented<br />

families — along with the<br />

providers and educators who serve them.<br />

“High quality childcare makes a<br />

tremendous difference in the lives of young<br />

people and their parents. Data shows that<br />

it can have positive effects for many years<br />

as the kids progress through school and<br />

into adulthood,” said commissioner Kevin<br />

Boyce. “But there is also a very strong<br />

workforce and economic argument to be<br />

made for good, affordable child care in that<br />

it allows parents to work and our entire<br />

community relies on employers being able<br />

to find and retain reliable staff members.”<br />

The three main pillars of Franklin<br />

County RISE — affordability scholarships<br />

for families, incentive awards for child care<br />

providers, and financial aid for early learning<br />

educators — have been refined based on<br />

data and stakeholder feedback to better<br />

meet evolving community needs in year<br />

two. The affordability scholarships are<br />

available for working families who are facing<br />

the “benefits cliff” in which they make<br />

too much to qualify for Publicly Funded<br />

Child Care (PFCC) but too little to afford<br />

the full cost of child care out-of-pocket.<br />

Even with recent moves to modestly<br />

expand eligibility for child care subsidies at<br />

the state level, Ohio remains among the<br />

bottom-five states when it comes to access<br />

to child care subsidies and supports for<br />

working families. Franklin County’s<br />

renewed commitment will support a minimum<br />

of 600 affordability scholarships, covering<br />

of up to $9,000 over a 12-month span.<br />

“I understand the challenges and difficulties<br />

faced by families due to outdated<br />

public policies, which makes it even harder<br />

to manage work and child care responsibilities.<br />

The benefits cliff can discourage parents<br />

from pursuing career growth as they<br />

fear losing access to child care. To address<br />

this issue, the RISE program has been<br />

introduced, which aims to bridge the gap<br />

and empower working families to access<br />

the child care they need while also being<br />

ambitious at work,” said commissioner<br />

Erica Crawley.<br />

The number of different categories of<br />

incentives offered through Franklin<br />

County RISE has been streamlined and the<br />

amounts increased for year two to better<br />

meet the needs of both home-based child<br />

care providers and larger centers. They<br />

include awards of up to $21,000 for<br />

licensed child care providers who improve<br />

their Step Up To Quality star rating, up to<br />

$5,000 for providers who enter into a new<br />

PFCC agreement to serve children from<br />

low-income families, and up to $10,000 for<br />

providers who offer care during non-traditional<br />

hours (e.g., overnight and weekends)<br />

to support parents and caregivers working<br />

in retail or service industry along with first<br />

responders.<br />

The final pillar of Franklin County<br />

RISE includes a $500,000 contribution to<br />

the county’s dedicated rental assistance<br />

fund for early-learning educators. These<br />

vital teachers are predominantly women<br />

and people of color and are chronically<br />

underpaid, with an average wage for credentialed<br />

lead teachers averaging about<br />

$17 per hour, or about half of the median<br />

household income for Franklin County<br />

The scholarships, incentives, and emergency<br />

rental assistance pillars will be<br />

administered by Action for Children under<br />

contract with Future Ready Five, including,<br />

training and courses for parents to<br />

learn about kindergarten readiness and<br />

childhood development milestones as well<br />

as technical assistance for providers to<br />

help them meet high-quality early learning<br />

standards.<br />

“Future Ready Five is excited to administer<br />

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care providers,” said FR5 CEO Mario<br />

Basora. “As the leading collective impact<br />

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Children, we plan to increase the success<br />

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coming year.”<br />

The affordability scholarship portal for<br />

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13. Families who have already applied and<br />

received notice that they are on the waitlist<br />

do not need to resubmit a new application.<br />

The incentive awards program and rental<br />

assistance fund is expected to re-launch<br />

shortly after the new year.<br />

For more information about Franklin<br />

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eligibility requirements, and links to apply<br />

for the scholarships or incentives, visit<br />

RISE.FranklinCountyOhio.gov.<br />

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3945 Brookham Drive<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>, OH 43123

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